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Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« on: September 14, 2016, 01:23:34 AM »
I got in the mail a letter that there is a class action Case No. 1:08-WP-65000 (MDL 2001) against whirlpool, Kenmore and maytag, and I'm eligible to receive cash back or a new machine, but I have to register until Oct 11, if not I cannot get it, i didn't read the whole thing.

It's says there that I should visit this site http://www.washersettlement.com

This is what it says,

If you purchased, acquired, or received as a gift a new Whirlpool, Kenmore, or Maytag front-loading washing machine manufactured between 2001 and 2010, you may be entitled to cash or other compensation as part of a class action settlement.

does anyone know something about this, is it a scam?

When I Google washer settlement it comes up several news site writing about this.
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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 08:38:37 AM »
It's not a scam. I got a postcard in the mail for this months ago. Those front loaders were designed really badly, it was a source of mold growth in my basement for years before we dumped it. This settlement pays next to nothing for a very real issue.
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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 09:37:55 AM »
it was a source of mold growth in my basement for years before we dumped it.
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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 10:31:53 AM »
It's not a scam. I got a postcard in the mail for this months ago. Those front loaders were designed really badly, it was a source of mold growth in my basement for years before we dumped it. This settlement pays next to nothing for a very real issue.

This is the case with all front loaders. Every single front loader that I have ever had has grown mold and stunk like hell. I went back to a top-loader and never looked back.

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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 10:37:09 AM »
This is the case with all front loaders. Every single front loader that I have ever had has grown mold and stunk like hell. I went back to a top-loader and never looked back.
i just leave the door of mine open so that it dries properly. also i clean it every so often.

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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 10:39:26 AM »
i just leave the door of mine open so that it dries properly. also i clean it every so often.
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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 11:06:53 AM »
What part is the mold originating from ? I was looking into getting one.

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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2016, 11:08:51 AM »
What part is the mold originating from ? I was looking into getting one.
in my experience the gasket CMIIW

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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2016, 12:58:05 PM »
i just leave the door of mine open so that it dries properly. also i clean it every so often.

Tried that, didn't help. Smart consumers get a top loader.

http://www.consumerreports.org/top-load-he-washers/reasons-to-buy-high-efficiency-top-loading-machine-over-front-loader/

The woman who wrote this article used to be a big advocate for front loaders. She changed her mind after getting thousands of feedback comments.

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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2016, 01:55:47 PM »
Winner winner chicken dinner!

Nope. Even with leaving the door open it does not dry out. It's worse in a damp basement than in a climate controlled laundry room, but either way it's a design flaw.

In the last few years they started making front loaders on a tilt... which supposedly helps or resolves the problem. But I'm not taking a chance again.
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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2016, 02:06:13 PM »
Thanks everyone, can I give them my information without a problem?

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Re: Got a front loader? You might be eligible for cash!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 02:10:41 PM »
Nope. Even with leaving the door open it does not dry out. It's worse in a damp basement than in a climate controlled laundry room, but either way it's a design flaw.

In the last few years they started making front loaders on a tilt... which supposedly helps or resolves the problem. But I'm not taking a chance again.
mine is a relatively new front loader so maybe thats why its working pretty well for me. it is starting to smell a little bit but that is after using ti for more then 2 years.