The plaintiffs allege that the ice machines in the refrigerators didn't work and the temperature controls fluctuated, causing flooding and water and property damage to their homes. The suit further alleges that Whirlpool knew of the defective design.
To date, Whirlpool has not recognized consumer requests to repair or replace the defective product, nor has it planned to reimburse customers for damages when the refrigerators are outside the warranty period.
The class action lawsuit is seeking $5 million, exclusive of interest and costs.
Whirlpool Corporation is based in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It designed, tested, marketed, warranted and sold the refrigerators in Arkansas, California, Maryland and throughout the U.S.
Diane Perry of California purchased a Kitchen Aid Refrigerator, Model Number KSRS25ILSS. Paula Rush of Maryland is the owner of a Whirlpool Refrigerator, Model Number GS6SHEXNTOO.
The suit makes claims on behalf of all persons in the United States who purchased a side-by-side refrigerator manufactured by Whirlpool since 2000 and sold under the Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid and Roper brand names. If you have a defective side-by-side refrigerator from one of these brands, you may want to file a complaint - it is in your best interest to file sooner than later.
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