Archive for July, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® clothes washers
Units: About 35,000
Distributor: Frigidaire, of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: An internal defect in the washer’s drain pump can cause heat to build up, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® top load washers, 3.1 cubic foot front load washers and laundry centers.
|Product Type||Brand||Model||Serial Number|
|Top Load Washer||Crosley, Frigidaire, Kelvinator,
|XC90306228 to XC91606302|
|Front Load Washer||Crosley, Frigidaire, Wascomat,
|XC90501765 to XC91607678|
|Laundry Center||Crosley, Frigidaire, Kenmore,
|XE85104013 to XE91603486|
*Not all serial numbers within these ranges are affected.
Model and serial numbers can be located as follows:
Top load washer = open the product’s lid, and the model and serial number are located inside the product’s lid, on the top, right hand corner.
Front load washer = open the door, and the model and serial number are located with other information at the top, center.
Laundry center = open the door to the dryer, and the model and serial number are located on the outer edge of the door nearest the door’s handle.
Sold by: Sears and other retailers nationwide from February 2009 through May 2009 for between $300 and $1100.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the machine. Consumers should contact Frigidaire or Sears (if unit was purchased there) to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, 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
More information: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09292.html
Frigidaire Front-Load Washer(Model#FWT445GES2): Found the rear tub bearing is out and the middle tub seal leaking water.
You can either replace the complete outer tub assembly with the bearing already installed or if your really into a challenge just change the bearing alone as described here:
Also order the tub seal:
Frigidaire Dryer(Model#FDE648GHS0): Loud squeaking noise on every load. Found the front felt pads and rear bearing worn out.
There is a great Dryer Preventive Maintenance Kit available for these models and the Sears Kenmore dryers that start with model#417.
Dryer preventative maintenance kit 1992 – 2001
Manufacturer part number 5304461262
Dryer preventative maintenance kit 2002 and up
Manufacturer part number 5304457724