Whirlpool Front Load Washer Lawsuit Claim Deadline October 2016
If you purchased a Maytag, Whirlpool, or Kenmore front loading washing machine between 2001 and 2010, you might qualify for up to $500 in cash for out of pocket expenses or a voucher for a rebate off the purchase of a new washer and dryer.
Consumers across the United States have filed a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation for mold related issues with their front loading washing machines. Class Members seek compensation for damage that they claim is the result of manufacturer defects in Whirlpool’s front loading washing machines. The court will issue a final settlement in September 2016, but consumers must submit a claim to join the suit by October 11th.
Why is there a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool front load washers?
According to a liability litigation against Whirlpool Corporation [Case No. 1:08-WP-65000 (MDL 2001)], the company is allegedly responsible for design defects in their front load washing machines that led to the accumulation of mold, mildew, and other biological debris.
The class action suit claims that the machine not only produced mold but was unable to clean itself from the mold, ultimately resulting in odors that permeated the washer, as well as consumers’ homes and clothing.
Although the court has not approved the final settlement, a hearing is scheduled for September 7, 2016, in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio.
Do I qualify for the Whirlpool front load lawsuit?
The Whirlpool Front Load Washer Lawsuit includes washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010. The suit covers about 20 Whirlpool models, 5 Maytag models, and 50+ Kenmore models. Be sure to check your specific model number and the manufacture date of the appliance before submitting your claim, as not all products will qualify. Find out if your washer is eligible here.
If you qualify as a Class Member, then it is important to submit your claim by Oct. 11, 2016. Failure to submit your claim will exclude you from any final settlements authorized by the U.S. District Court.
Did you use Tiger Mechanical to repair your Whirlpool, Maytag, or Kenmore front load washer? If so, contact us to request a copy of your receipt(s) to submit with your claim. Remember, you’ll need to submit your claim by October 11th to qualify for the settlement. Please allow us seven days to provide receipts.