Consumers who own General Electric (GE) washing machines which have overflowed.
It has been alleged that certain GE washers may contain a defect which causes them to overflow intermittently, in some cases flooding the laundry room and leaking into other areas of the property.
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According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, washing machines are expected to last approximately 13 years.
If your General Electric (GE) washing machine overflowed, you may be able to participate in a potential legal action against the manufacturer.
Allegations have surfaced that certain GE clothes washers contain a defect which makes them overflow. In light of these claims, ClassAction.org is looking to determine if consumers who own this appliance can file a class action against the manufacturer to seek compensation for repair and replacement costs, property damage and any other losses.
Consumer Complaints Regarding GE Washer Overflows
A number of consumers have taken to the internet to complain that their General Electric washing machine is overflowing.
These complaints allege the following:
The washer leaks onto the floor during larger loads
The machine does not cut off the water during fill, causing it to overflow
The machine overflows intermittently
One owner of a GE washing machine claimed that the overflow destroyed his basement, while another alleged that the water from the appliance leaked through his kitchen ceiling. One consumer also complained that the overflowing of his GE washing machine flooded both the laundry room and the kitchen.
Class Action Against GE for Clothes Washer Overflows?
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a typical washing machine is expected to last 13 years. Some consumers have alleged, however, that they began experiencing overflow problems with their GE washers well before the projected life expectancy of such an appliance; in some cases, consumers have claimed that their GE clothes washer began overflowing within two years of purchase.
It is believed that some consumers may be spending money to repair their washers, just to have the problem recur, or buying a new machine even though their washer is only a few years old.Allegedly, one owner of the machine had the tube and load size switch replaced, only to have the GE washer overflow later that day.
If General Electric released a defective clothes washer into the marketplace, those who incurred repair/replacement expenses or property damage related to the appliance may have legal recourse. Potentially, these individuals may be able to file a collective claim in court, also known as a class action, to recover compensation for their losses.