Consumers who have purchased certain Electrolux washer/dryer combo machines.
Overflowing, property damage, personal injury (slip and fall)
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
It has been alleged that Electrolux distributed and sold defective washing machines for more than 20 years.
Allegations have surfaced that certain models of Electrolux washing machines, including one manufactured by GE, have a defective air hose which disconnects from the unit during normal use.
The defect allegedly prevents the water sensor from determining how much water is in the machine and may cause it to overflow, leading to property damage and creating the risk for personal injury. Attorneys would like to determine if Electrolux is liable for property damage or personal injury caused by this alleged defect and needs to hear from consumers to assist in its investigation.
If you have experienced leakage or overflow problems with your Electrolux washing machine you may be entitled to compensation.
Consumer Complaints Regarding Electrolux Washing Machine Water Problems
Consumers have expressed a number of complaints regarding select Electrolux and GE washing machines.
Some customers have alleged problems with the machine including:
Drainage failures leaving the machine full of water;
Water leaking from the bottom of the machine;
Cracks or breaks in the air hose;
Mildew inside the air hose causing it to slip off of the machine; and
The air hose stretching and unsealing itself from the machine.
Many internet complaints have involved the odor the still water can cause when the machine fails to drain properly, while others have involved property damage to the floor and surrounding areas where the machine is kept.
One complaint alleged that turning off the water supply to the machine did not stop the machine from overflowing and/or leaking, while another alleged the machine would continue to drain and refill with water, but would not move onto the next cycle in the washing process. Some consumers have argued that the air hose is too low and does not allow for correct drainage of the machine’s water.
Potential Class Action Lawsuit?
Consumers who have had issues with a defective air hose and have incurred property damage or personal injury may be entitled to compensation. A lawsuit filed in January 2013 is currently seeking to join other Electrolux customers who have had experiences similar to those mentioned above.
If you own select Electrolux or GE Space Saver washer/dryer machines, and you believe you have incurred damage as a result of the alleged defect, you may be eligible to join a potential class action lawsuit.