Anyone who owns an Amana 30-inch gas range with “Easy Touch [sic] Electronic Controls” and the model number AGR5330BAW or AGR5330BAS and who has experienced problems with exterior parts of the appliance overheating.
What’s Going On?
It’s been reported that the exterior of Amana ovens can overheat, cause burns and even melt the appliance’s components. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action can be filed.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help consumers get back money spent on repairs or replacements and force the manufacturer to fix the problem.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with people who have experienced overheating issues with their Amana 30-inch gas range with the model number AGR5330BAW or AGR5330BAS.
Owners of the oven/stove combo have complained that the exterior parts of the appliance, including its stovetop, sides and glass door, are prone to reaching dangerously high temperatures. Attorneys are looking into whether a class action can be filed – but first, they need to hear from people whose ovens have non-cooking portions that become too hot to the touch.
A number of consumers have posted complaints online about overheating issues with their Amana gas ranges, noting that the high temperatures have caused burns and damaged parts of their appliances. A sample of their complaints can be found below [sic throughout]:
This looked to be a great purchase until I turned on the oven and promptly almost suffered a burned finger when I touched the stove top after 20 minutes of on time. I had the Amana people send out a tech to check on the problem. The stove top reached 142* I couldn’t send it back because the cut off limit of heat was 160* If you have children or pets be sure to keep them AWAY from this model. I would NOT recommend purchasing it.” — Susan363, Amana.com
I bought this stove less than 3yrs ago. The control board has now burnt up and almost caught my house on fire. I just want the replacement parts that are needed for my 600 dollar stove to work” — Iahlah, Amana.com
If you have little children-DONT BUY THIS--the outer stove (sides) get super hot which could eventually burn children! Appliance men came and put in insulation which consisted of a 15” x 2” PIECE-WHICH DID ABSOULUTELY NOTHING!!! I bought this at Home Depot and they will not return---wish Amana would do something!!! but I’m not gonna hold my breath” — dolliewa, Amana.com
The stove is terrible. 3 of the 4 burners don’t turn down so you basically have to hover over everything so it doesn’t burn. The oven gets the entire stove hot on the outside, including the glass. We have to be careful not to let our kids in the kitchen when it’s on for fear that they will get burned. We can’t afford a new one since we spent all of our money on this and the fridge so we’re stuck with it.” — Kymm0313, TeeVax.com
This oven was absolutely awful the rubber seal on the door melted 3 times in 6 weeks and the bottom of the oven completely warped and was becoming burned I would never recommend this product to anybody” — Chet, TeeVax.com
I bought this for my sister. I just found out that it is terrible. The entire stove heats up so much when the oven is on that she burned her hand when she touched the top of the stove. She contacted them about returning it and was told that she will have to deal with the manufacturer,” — DougN, BestBuy.com
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit has the potential to provide Amana oven owners with money back for costs relating to repairs, replacements and property damage. It could also force the company to fix and redesign the units.