Whirlpool Corporation and Sears Roebuck and Co. have agreed to settle several class action lawsuits that allege certain front-loading washing machines are prone to developing mold or mildew. If you purchased or otherwise acquired a new Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washing machine manufactured between 2001 and 2010, you may be entitled to compensation from the class action settlement.
The class action lawsuits allege that certain Whirlpool, Kenmore and Maytag front-loading washing machines don’t adequately self-clean after a wash cycle, leaving laundry residue that can result in a buildup of mold or mildew. As a result, consumers have reported that their machines emit a bad odor. Some consumers have reported that their laundry has been ruined.
A list of eligible washer models is available here.