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Electrolux Class Action Alleges Frigidaire, Kenmore Washing Machines Prone to Mold
November 27 2013 - by Lucy Campbell
Wheeling, WV: A federal class action lawsuit has been field against Electrolux Home Products Inc, over allegations the company marketed and sold defective washing machines.
Filed by plaintiffs Gloria Waters and William Hall, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, the lawsuit claims that Electrolux sold front-loading washing machines that are prone to accumulate mold.
The lawsuit alleges Electrolux sold the defective washing machines under brand names including Frigidaire and Kenmore, and that Electrolux knowingly concealed the fact that the washing machines were prone to accumulate mold and mildew which can permeate throughout the consumer' home and ruin clothes.
The plaintiffs are accusing Electrolux of breaching implied warranties by selling products they allegedly knew were defective, and are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. Plaintiffs are being represented by Wexler Wallace LLP.
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I just to spent an hour trying on find a solution to my mold problem as well and was told my rubber gasket need to be replaced for a whopping $394! Electrolux was of no help and did not even seem to care. All about sales not customer service unfortunately. I noticed that Whirlpool and Sears just settled a class action against their washers. That is admission that there is something wrong with the way front loaders in general are made. I wish they would just do a recall and help us all out. Please keep us posted on any compensation. Thanks!
Posted by valera cauthen
Bought Affinity about 2
- 3 yes ago...I am furious! All my clothes smell like mold. I am a bit OCD and when I hear the chime I quickly move everything from washer to dryer and I always keep washing machine open. I have done the utube video cleaning of the drum, ran a cycle with bleach, ran a cycle with white vinegar, tried baking soda....nothin mg worked!! I have visual mold growing on the rubber part of the drum that no matter what I do will not go away! I paid top dollar for this machine and it is ruining all my clothes, towels and sheets. Not to mention I have allergies and an acute sense of smell...my towels I will need to throw away and I am ready to go to a public laundry facility to get my clothes and towels and sheets actually clean, smelling clean and not like MOLD! Is this an active lawsuit because I want in!! I can send pictures, things that smell... anything valera cauthen
Posted by Charley Herron
Sound like the same issues I have been experiencing same Frigidaire Affinity front load washing machine. We had the gasket replaced once and the current gasket is covered in mold and leaking. Was told that all front end washer do this? Don't think I will ever buy another one. I heard about the class action laws suit today on the radio and would like to file a claim.
Posted by gindy johnson
We purchased an electrolux front loader washer and dryer from a reputable dealer about a year ago. Several people told us not to get a front loader but we thought we would be okay because electrolux has such a good reputation. Our washer is full of mold and we have had to throw clothes away because of the smell. So frustrating and they cost a lot of money.
Posted by Hollie Davis
I have a Frigidaire front loader washing machine. I am constantly putting tide washing machine clean error and bleach in it to remove the mold and mildew smells. It has ruined clothes and also the smells has made me sick and aggravated my son's asthma
Posted by Lu
Where can you get a refund for this defective product to get a new washing machine. This mold has been making me sick.
Posted by Kelly Packett
Bought and Electrolux about 2 1/2 - 3 yes ago...I am furious! All my clothes smell like mold. I am a bit OCD and when I hear the chime I quickly move everything from washer to dryer and I always keep washing machine open. I have done the utube video cleaning of the drum, ran a cycle with bleach, ran a cycle with white vinegar, tried baking soda....nothin mg worked!! I have visual mold growing on the rubber part of the drum that no matter what I do will not go away! I paid top dollar for this machine and it is ruining all my clothes, towels and sheets. Not to mention I have allergies and an acute sense of smell...my towels I will need to throw away and I am ready to go to a public laundry facility to get my clothes and towels and sheets actually clean, smelling clean and not like MOLD! Is this an active lawsuit because I want in!! I can send pictures, things that smell...anything!
Posted by Rita Smith
We bought a Frigidaire Affinity front load set "on closeout price" in 2012. We were immediately displeased and complained to the appliance store and Frigidaire. The mold is terrible even though I regularly use bleach and hot water. It's something I fight all the time and nothing I can prevent.
Posted by Tina Linder
My washer frigidaire model fafw3511kw does not drain, has standing water and black mold seems to accumulate. Since we built our home 2010 and purchased all new appliances, including washer. This washer has smelled from day one. I also suffer with asthma and have noticed since I have moved here, I suffer more often with breathing issues. I am very allergic to mold , I fear this is the cause of my health worsening due to the mold, I may have to replace washer.
Posted by Charlotte Brincks
We purchased our new Frigidaire Affinity front load washing machine approximately five years ago. Our clothes smelled like baby vomit. We complained and the place that we bought it came out and they said they put a new microbial resistant gasket in for us. It is just a little over a year and we are putting in another gasket at about triple the price! I want to complain, but who to?
Posted by Stephanie mcgaha
My frigidaire front load machine is full of mold and it smells horribly. All of my laundry comes out stained and stinky! It's embarrassing!
Posted by Kim Geddes
I'm having the same issue with mold and also rest… If anyone knows who to contact? Please?
Posted by Tim Quist
Horrible mold and odor issue with our Frigidaire Model FR1ATF6700FS, with a serial number that begins with XC9..., so I believe this was manufactured in 2009. What is the status of any class action lawsuits and how do I become part of it?
Posted by disgusted owner of frigidaire
I have followed all the precautions to avoid the mold and sticky glue like mold and the seal. This washer is a clothes ruining gross mess. This is a terrible flaw. It can't be cleaned. Otherwise, I would have no complaints. This is a big one. Very disappointed and disgusted at such a waste of money both for washer and my clothes.
Posted by Janie mcfarland
Mold in frontloader washer lfredgafaire
Posted by Diana Sethman
I am having some of the same issues with my Electrolux refrigerator that was purchased in 2011. Half of the digital panel doesn't light up (has been out since 2013) and we may have to replace the ice maker for the second time!
Posted by Michael duane
I have a frigid front loader that has a moldy gasket and the cloths smell horrible sometimes when they come out. Is there any lawsuit and who would I contact ????
Posted by Joyce Hardin
I bought an Electrolux French door refrigerator 2011 because of the stainless clean line look. Right away I called to have the repairman to see why you could feel cold air coming from the refrigerator and the refrigerator ran constantly making all kinds of loud noises. The repairman came out adjusted the seals on the door and said French door refrigerators was suppose to run constantly and made the loud noises I was hearing but failed to tell me the insulation was left out of the refrigerator.
To make a long story short Electrolux installed a 2' black foam on the back of the refrigerator in October or I should say they glued the foam. This took away from the clean line look and now you see the black foam glued to the back of the refrigerator. Electrolux replaced the refrigerators when they first found out the insulation was left out during manufacturing but there were so many they had to come up with a less expensive fix. They told me their engineers approved this fix. The condensations ran down the back of the refrigerator onto my floor and damaged the wood. Now it is trapped between the back of refrigerator and the black foam another concern is I think this may be a perfect place for MOLD growth. A health hazard.
Electrolux is made CHEAP and defected but they charge an enormous price when you buy their products. I paid $3299. for the refrigerator and I have had to replaced a defected ice make and a computer board for the ice maker. Another $1000 it cost me to make the repairs. This seems like an never ending expense and Electrolux doesn't want to accept responsibility.
Please let me know what can be done.
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