Frigidaire Recalls Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

A voluntary recall was issued Thursday, July 30 for 35,000 Frigidaire Clothes Washers due to an internal defect in the washer’s drain pump which can cause heat to build up, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.

No reports of injuries or incidents have been reported so far.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the machine and contact Frigidaire or Sears (if unit was purchased there) to schedule a free repair.

Top and front load washing machines along with laundry centers are affected by the recall. The recall involves the following brands: Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® top load washers, 3.1 cubic foot front load washers and laundry centers.

Check the table below to see the products, brands, model and serial numbers of the washers involved in the recall.

Product Type Brand Model Serial Number
Top Load Washer Crosley, Frigidaire, Kelvinator,
White- Westinghouse
CTW100FW GLWS1749FS SWS833HS
FTW3011KW KWS1349DS SWX703HQ
FTW3014KW MWS939AS SWX703HS
FWS1233FS SWS1233HQ WWS833FS
FWS933FS SWS1233HS WWTW3000KW
GLWS1439FC SWS1339HS
GLWS1439FS SWS1649HS
XC90306228 to XC91606302
Front Load Washer Crosley, Frigidaire, Wascomat,
White- Westinghouse
CFW2000FW FTF530FS WE17N
FCCW3000FS GLTF1570FS WTF330HS
FTF1240FS WE17M
XC90501765 to XC91607678
Laundry Center Crosley, Frigidaire, Kenmore,
White -Westinghouse
97812 CLCE900FW GLET1142FS
97912 FEX831FS GLGH1642FS
97962 FGX831FS GLGT1031FS
C97812 FLGB8200FS GLGT1142FS
C97912 GCET1031FS MEX731CFS
C97962 GLEH1642FS SWSG1031HS
CLCE500FW GLET1031FS SWXG831HS
XE85104013 to XE91603486

The recalled washers retailed between $300 and $1100 and were sold from February through May 2009 at Sears and other retailers nationwide.

To schedule a repair

contact Frigidaire at (800) 734-4519 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.laundrypumprecall.com.

For consumers who purchased their product at Sears

call Sears toll free at (888) 549-5870 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit Sear’s Web site at www.sears.com

Related Washer Repair information:

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2 responses to “Frigidaire Recalls Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

  1. Pingback: Has my appliance been recalled? « APWagner Appliance Parts Blog

  2. Everyone should be aware of this washer glitch. This is why washing machines, or all appliances for that matter, should be tried and tested and pass quality standards before becoming available in the market. Before you buy, ask questions about its safety first to avoid mishaps.

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