Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kenmore Dishwasher Fire Hazard
Last Updated on October 13, 2022
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who owns an Electrolux, Frigidaire or Kenmore dishwasher that caught fire, leaked or suffered other problems.
- What's Going On?
- It has been alleged that the control panels in certain dishwashers are defective and can cause the appliances to overheat and burn holes in the bottom of the machines. This may cause the dishwashers to leak water or catch fire.
- Which Brands Are Under Investigation?
- Electrolux, Kenmore and Frigidaire, among others.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with anyone who experienced problems with their Electrolux, Kenmore or Frigidaire dishwasher.
It has been alleged that the control panels in certain Electrolux dishwashers, including some Kenmore and Frigidaire models, are defective and can cause the machines to overheat.
The heating elements, as a result, may burn holes in the bottom of the machines, causing water to leak from the dishwashers and/or posing a fire hazard.
Some consumers also reported the following problems with their dishwashers:
- Sight and smell of smoke
- Smell of burning plastic and wires
- Hissing, popping and pinging noises coming from the machine
- Spraying water, floods and an inability for water to drain from the machine
- Glowing flames that could be seen through the front of the machine
If you've experienced any of these problems with your dishwasher, you may be owed money for repair costs, property damage and more.
What’s the Problem with the Dishwashers?
It has been alleged that the control panels in certain Electrolux dishwashers are defective. It is believed that the control panels can fail to turn off the heating elements in the machines, which may continue to produce heat even when a washing cycle is complete.
As a result, the heating element may melt or burn the plastic floor of the appliance, causing water to leak from the dishwasher and, if not detected, liquefying the plastic and igniting a fire.
Electrolux Sued Over Kenmore, Frigidaire Dishwashers
In 2012, consumers filed a class action lawsuit against Electrolux alleging that some of the company’s dishwashers, including certain Kenmore and Frigidaire models, were defective.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claimed that the heating elements in their Electrolux dishwashers burned holes in the polymer tub flooring of their dishwashers. At least one Frigidaire by Electrolux dishwasher with the model number FDB520RHS2A and serial number TH10694255 was mentioned in the lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, Electrolux knew that its machines posed a risk to consumers and their properties, but failed to take appropriate action to fix these defects or recall the affected machines. Furthermore, the plaintiffs claimed that Electrolux failed to honor its “Use and Care Guidelines” warranty, which said that the company would pay for all costs and repairs needed to fix defective materials or workmanship in its dishwashers.
As a result, consumers have been forced to pay out of pocket for extensive property damage after their dishwashers flooded their properties or caught fire.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could help consumers get back the money they spent repairing and replacing their dishwashers. It could also provide compensation for any damage caused by leaks or a fire.
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