Maytag Kenmore & Whirlpool Moldy Washer Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

Class Members of the front-loading washer settlement include “all residents of the United States and its territories who (a) purchased a new Class Washer, (b) acquired a Class Washer as part of the purchase or remodel of a home, or (c) received as a gift a new Class Washer not used by the donor or by anyone else after the donor purchased the Class Washer and before the donor gave the Class Washer to the Class Member.”

A list of eligible washer models is available here.

Estimated Amount


The Sears and Whirlpool moldy washer settlement provides several different benefits for Class Members to choose:

  • A $50 cash payment (available only to certain Class Members who experienced a mold or odor problem within five years of purchase);
  • A cash rebate of either 20 percent or five percent off the retail purchase price of a new washing machine or dryer; or
  • Reimbursement of up to $500 for out-of-pocket expense for repairs or replacements due to a mold or odor problem.

Class Members may receive one benefit for each Class Washer they bought or acquired.

Proof of Purchase


Class Members may be asked to provide the model number, serial number and the purchase date of the washer. Class Members seeking reimbursement for paid replacements or repairs will be asked to provide additional documentation about their expenses.

Case Name

In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washers Settlement,
Case No. 1:08-WP-65000
District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Case Summary

The defendants have agreed to settle multiple class action lawsuits alleging that certain front-loading washing machines are prone to developing mold or mildew.

Settlement Pool





In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washers Settlement

1801 Market Street, Suite 660

Philadelphia, PA 19103