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Samsung releases statement on exploding washing machines




After the defects of its Note7 and Galaxy S7 edgee causing them to explode, Samsung is facing another issue regarding its washing machines.

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Reports came in claiming that Samsung’s top load washers have exploded which prompted the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue a warning to its users. According to reports, around 21 people have reported to CPSC regarding their malfunctioning machines.

One woman has even reported that it “sounded like a bomb went off” when her machine has exploded. A court document also noted that a woman’s washing machine “exploded with such ferocity that it penetrated the interior wall of her garage.”

In light of this, Samsung released a statement saying that it was in discussions with the CPSC “to address potential safety issues related to certain top-load washing machines.”

In addition to that, Samsung tells its users to use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing certain types of items.

“In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items. Samsung is recommending that consumers with affected models use the lower speed delicate cycle.”

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Moreover, it’s important to note that the affected models are limited to certain Top Load Washers manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016 and that Front Load Washers are not affected.

In case you want to verify if your Samsung washer is included in this notice, simply head over to their page and enter your washing machine’s 15-digit serial number (found at the back of the machine).

{Sources 1, 2}



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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3 Responses

  1. Gian says:

    kawawa naman yung samsung katakot na bumili ng mga products nila

    • lonampo1972 says:

      I had a Samsung Ref in 2013, before the 1 year warranty period expired, it broke down. They replaced it with a brand new model and after 1 year and a half from date of replacement, it broke down and same defects. They even recommended me to purchase new FREON worth P2200 but then they failed to fix it and something exploded from the unit during the repair. Samsung outsources their repair and service and the Service Provider lacks the expertise and probing skills, otherwise, they would not have recommended the new FREON. They later found out that there was a leak in the tube. I was able to get the full refund of the unit and the cost of the FREON. I am now using Panasonic and so far, so good.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Huwag naman sana sa Samsung LED TVs. Iyon pa naman ang type ko ngayon.

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