Is your washing machine growing hidden mold? Thousands of consumers say yes. There is a design flaw in some of the machines that create a super inviting space for mold to grow and it would appear it’s next to impossible to clean it appropriate.
Below is some information regarding which front-loading washing machines may be harboring mold, and the class action lawsuit you may want to join.
Front Load Washer Lawsuits
(source: Lieff Cabraser.com)
Consumers charge that their front-load washers have serious design defects that:
- cause them to accumulate mold, mildew, and other biological debris
- render them unable to clean themselves of this mold, mildew, and biological debris
- produce an odor (from mold) that permeates the washing machines and the consumers’ homes
- produce an odor on clothes and other items washed in the machines
Consumers also claim that although they have spent money for repairs and other purported remedies, none of those remedies have actually solved the problem.
Front-loading washing machines that are known to harbor mold and have been named in a lawsuit:
Whirlpool front-load washers sold between 2001 and December 2008, without a steam feature:
- WHIRLPOOL DUET
- WHIRLPOOL DUET SPORT
Sears/Kenmore front-load washers sold between 2001 and December 2008, without a steam feature:
- KENMORE ELITE HE
- KENMORE HE2
- KENMORE HE2PLUS
- KENMORE HE2T
- KENMORE HE3
- KENMORE HE3T
- KENMORE 4T
LG front-load washers sold between August 1, 2003-December 31, 2007, without a steam feature:
Bosch front-loading washers:
- BOSCH AXXIS
- BOSCH NEXXT
- BOSCH VISION
Consumer Reports: Court allows lawsuit against washer manufacturers to continue.