Rebate Available For Front-Loading Washers With Mold Problem!
In 2014, Consumer Reports published an article about consumer problems with front-loading washing machines. The primary complaint many consumers had was mold issues in their washers.
It turns out that the manufacturers of these washing machines knew about this problem, but still continued to sell the washers to consumers. This resulted in a class action law suit. The lawsuits claimed that the washers fail to self-clean. As a result, they accumulate bacteria and mold, resulting in bad odors, ruined laundry, and for the mold-sensitive individual, health issues.
This article will explain why your front-loading washing machine has mold problems and what you can do to get compensated now that the suit has been settled.
Why Front-Loading Washing Machines Have Mold Problems!
The core problem is a design flaw that causes the machine to accumulate mold because mold grows in the gaskets of the high-efficiency machines.
For many people this is not an issue. However, for the mold sensitized, for infants and children, people with asthma and allergies to mold, and compromised immune systems, washing machine mold growth has been an issue.
If you have one of the flawed washing machines, here are some things you can do:
- Wipe the door gasket and glass dry once you’re done.
- Clean the detergent dispenser and any attachments once or twice a month.
- Run a dehumidifier if your laundry room is damp.
- Keep the washer door ajar between loads to allow air to circulate. If you have small children, keep the laundry-room door locked.
- If none of this works, call the manufacturer for service and save all mold-related paperwork, even after the warranty expires.
You also qualify for compensation if you have a washing machines that falls under the settlement. Details below.
Rebate Details On Front-Loading Washing Machine Mold Problems!
On September 23, 2016, Judge Christopher A. Boyko of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted final approval to the settlement of the Whirlpool front-load washer mold cases.
The claims period closes soon, providing class members who experienced mold or odor the choice of $50 cash, a 20% discount off purchase of a new washer (worth $148.50) or, if they paid out of pocket or to replace their washer due to mold /odor, dollar for dollar cash reimbursement up to $500.
Owners of the affected Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Maytag-brand front-loading washers can now submit claims as part of the settlement of several class action lawsuits brought on claims that the machines fail to adequately self-clean. The suits alleged that certain Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Maytag brand front-loading washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010 fail to adequately self-clean themselves of laundry residue, resulting in mold or mildew buildup that can cause bad odors and ruined laundry.
If you are included in the Settlement, you may qualify for one of a variety of benefits including:
- Cash payment.
- Rebate on the purchase of a new washing machine or dryer.
- Or reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to past mold or odor problems in your washing machine.
Please read the FAQ notice on the WasherSettlement.com settlement website carefully.
For a full list of washers covered by the class action lawsuit, click here.
To see details of the settlement or for more information, visit www.washersettlement.com or call 844-824-5781.
Submit A Claim!
The only way to get a cash payment, a rebate for the purchase of a new washing machine or dryer, or reimbursement for the repair or replacement of a washing machine with mold or odor problems is to complete and submit a Claim Form, including all required documentation.
The deadline for submitting claims for Whirlpool, Kenmore and Maytag customers is October 11, 2016.
The deadline for submitting claims for LG customers is October 10, 2016.
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