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Claims Period Begins in Whirlpool Front-Load Washer Mold Settlement

Claims Period Begins in Whirlpool Front-Load Washer Mold Settlement

Owners of some 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. Judge Christopher A. Boyko of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has granted preliminary approval to settlements of the suits, which 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. All claims must be submitted by October 11, 2016.

If you are included in the Settlement, you may qualify for one of a variety of benefits including a cash payment, a 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.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the FAQ notice on the WasherSettlement.com settlement website carefully. Please also note that the deadline to submit a claim for compensation under the settlement is October 11, 2016.

Submit a Claim Form

Deadline: October 11, 2016

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. Your Claim Form and documentation must be submitted online no later than October 11, 2016, or mailed via U.S. Mail with a postmark no later than October 11, 2016.