A class action lawsuit is always news around here, but a lawsuit that arises from a multitude of consumers complaining about fires erupting from their Whirlpool dishwashers is cause for an APB. So please pass this along for everyone’s safety.
A class action lawsuit has been filed in California alleging that Whirlpool (manufacturer of Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Sears Kenmore dishwashers) knew of a product defect in their dishwashers but hid that information from the public.
According to a grassroots consumer complaint website (kitchenaidfire.com), Whirlpool dishwasher owners report that the fires appear to have started in the machines’ control circuit boards. The video from WPRI.com above shows where the dishwasher fire originated for one owner.