Frigidaire Recalls Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

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,
White- Westinghouse
GLWS1439FC SWS1339HS  
GLWS1439FS SWS1649HS  
XC90306228 to XC91606302
Front Load Washer Crosley, Frigidaire, Wascomat,
White- Westinghouse
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
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 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

More information:

Frigidaire Washer Loud & Leaking

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:

Manufacturer part number 131525500 is RepairClinic item number 407639

Rear outer tub assembly with bearing and shaft seal

Rear outer tub assembly with bearing and shaft seal

Also order the tub seal:

Manufacturer part number 134146100 is RepairClinic item number 936915

Sears Kenmore Washer Lid Switch

Sears Kenmore Washer(model#110.23034101): Washer will fill with water then stop and not do anything, also when you put it spin, nothing happens. Found the lid switch bad.
What you do to check it is to get a volt/ohm meter and put the the meter on the ohms setting, then put the meter probes in the black & red connectors from the lid switch, then push the lid switch down, if your meter reads 0-1 ohms then its good, if the meter reads nothing at all its bad.
Here’s the lid switch for this model:
Manufacturer’s Number: WP8054980
Lid Switch

Made by Whirlpool. Whirlpool brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, and others.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.
Part Number WP8054980 (AP3020600) is used with the following appliance models:
110.20052991, 110.20052992, 110.20052993, 110.20056993, 11020052994, 11020056991, 11020056992, 11020056994, 11020072990, 11020072991, 11020072992, 11020072993, 11020092990, 11020092991, 11020092992, 11020092993, 11020094992, 11020094993, 11020096990, 11020096991, 11020096992, 11020096993, 11020097990, 11020097991, 11020097992, 11022032100, 11022032101, 11022032102, 11022036100, 11022036101, 11022036102, 11022042100, 11022042101, 11022042102, 11022052100, 11022052101, 11022052102, 11022054100, 11022054101, 11022054102, 11022056100, 11022056101, 11022056102, 11023012100, 11023012101, 11023012102, 11023014100, 11023014101, 11023014102, 11023022100, and more.