Who is a Class Member
Class members of the Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kenmore Front Loading Washer Class Action Settlement include “all persons in the United States and its territories, from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2011: (a) purchased a new Class Washer; (b) acquired a Class Washer as part of the purchase or remodel of a home; or (c) received a new Class Washer as a gift.”
To view a list of qualifying Class Washers please click here.
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- Up to $500
Claimants can receive one benefit – a $50 cash payment; a 20% or 5% cash rebate; or reimbursement up to $500 for documented out-of-pocket repair or replacement costs – for each washer purchased or acquired. You must submit a separate claim from for each washer and select one of the three benefits you wish to receive.
Proof of Purchase
- To qualify for reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses related to your Electrolux, Frigidaire, or Kenmore Front Loading Washer, Settlement Class Members must complete and submit a completed claim form, along with any required supporting documents, described in detail on Part Two of the Claim Form.
Electrolux Front Loading Washer Settlement Notes
- Grasso, et al. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
- Case No. 8:16-cv-00911
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
In October 2017, plaintiffs Wendy and Nicholas Grasso initiated this class action lawsuit against Electrolux Home Products claiming certain high efficiency front loading washers are defective because they have a propensity to develop mold, mildew, and odor issues in the course of ordinary use.
The Grassos, who purchased an Electrolux-manufactured Frigidaire front loading washing machine in 2010, say they had to deal with noxious odors in their clothes along with black streaks as a result of the mold, mildew, and bacteria build up that could not be removed.
Electrolux denies any wrongdoing, any defect in its front loading washers, and any liability but has agreed to settle these claims to avoid further litigation.
The proposed settlement agreement includes and resolves another similar class action lawsuit in Georgia that has been hotly contested for over nine years. Under the terms of the Electrolux front loading washer settlement, Class members in both the Florida case and the Georgia case who experienced a mold, mildew, or odor issue within five years of purchasing certain washers have the option to a cash payment of $50, a 20% cash rebate off the retail purchase price of any Electrolux-manufactured appliance contained on the Appliance Options List, or reimbursement of up to $500 for out-of-pocket expenses for washer repairs or replacement due to persistent mold or mildew.
The FAQs section on the settlement website further summarizes the terms of the settlement and how Class Members can file a claim. Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Electrolux Front Loading Washer Settlement website.
Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Front Loading Washer Class Action Settlement must do so by February 20, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim for payment must do so by April 19, 2018.
- 4/19/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 2/20/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 3/29/18: Final Fairness Hearing at 10:30 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.flwashersettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Electrolux Front-Loading Washers Settlement, c/o Angeion Group, 1801 Market St., Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Phone: 1-855-247-3819
- Email: info@FLWasherSettlement.com
- R. Brent Irby of McCallum Hoaglund & Irby LLP
- Edward Wallace of Wexler Wallace LLP
- John A. Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan
- Gregory F. Coleman of Greg Coleman Law PC
- Lee W. Brigham of Bell & Brigham