Girl claims washer exploded throughout spin cycle – WFTV

Video: A St. Cloud lady fears what might have occurred when her washer exploded A St. Cloud lady fears what might have occurred when her washer exploded

ST. CLOUD, Fla. — A Saint Cloud lady fears what might have occurred when her washer exploded.

She claims Maytag refused to interchange the high-end front-loading machine, so she referred to as Motion 9.

Shopper investigator Todd Ulrich discovered greater than a dozen related complaints and turned to the corporate for solutions and outcomes.


Thelma Chattey simply returned from strolling her grandson and located her Maytag Maxima front-load washer blown aside, midway by spin.

“I believed a bomb had gone off in the home,” Chattey stated. “It was scary. I had no thought what occurred.”

She discovered a 20-pound concrete block inside the bathtub that had been a counter steadiness.

Chattey claims Maytag, owned by Whirlpool, provided $390 to interchange her Maxima, which price
$1,500 six years in the past.

Federal security investigators have heard from different Whirlpool and Maytag homeowners who’ve complained about unhealthy vibrations and even explosions.

The Shopper Product Security Fee had 15 complaints in opposition to its front-load washers since 2014.

One proprietor heard a loud bang, nearly like an explosion, then a fireplace.

One other buyer stated their unit exploded and a concrete block- “might have simply turn out to be a deadly 

Equipment restore skilled Mike Mennino stated safeguards did not maintain the machine balanced
when it reached very excessive speeds.

Final yr, a Whirlpool Duet exploded inside an Ocoee house and the concrete block blasted a gap
within the drywall.

Whirlpool despatched that client a $1,200 examine.

Since WFTV contacted Whirlpool, it is now providing Chattey a brand new front-load washer to match what she had.

The corporate stated it regrets her tough expertise and it’ll analyze her outdated washer to find out what occurred.

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