Paul M. Weiss Reports on Class Action Suits Involving Front-Load Washers


Freed & Weiss, a law firm specializing in class action lawsuits and co-founded by Paul M. Weiss, is currently investigating and prosecuting class actions involving front-load washing machines. Paul M. Weiss recently reported that class action lawsuits are pending against Sears/Kenmore, LG, Whirlpool and Bosch; investigations are continuing against GE, Frigidaire, Electrolux and Samsung. The front-load washing machines manufactured by the named companies have an alleged inherent defect in that the front-load washing machines do not self-clean, resulting in stagnant water and mold and bio-film buildup in front-loading machines, said Paul M. Weiss.

Paul M. Weiss stated that a common problem found in front-load washers results in the machines failing to drain water properly, Paul M. Weiss explained. Paul M. Weiss pointed out that the water drainage issues, and accompanying failure to self-clean, frequently cause major mold build-up. That mold build-up, continued Paul M. Weiss, results in a foul odor, which can also stay on clothing. Then, according to Paul M. Weiss, the product owner has been left with costly repair bills. “Let us be clear,” commented Paul M. Weiss, “these are inherent defects with these front load washing machines.” According to Paul M. Weiss, consumers should not be responsible for repair bills on front-load washing machines.

In addition, Paul M. Weiss has noted that some models have electronic issues in the central control unit. Freed & Weiss has received and read complaints that new or fairly new washing machine models experienced these electronic malfunctions, and error codes, such as “F11”, interrupting the machine’s operation. In other cases, said Paul M. Weiss, the door latch will not lock. “When the door will not latch,” commented attorney Paul M. Weiss, “then the washer will not operate.”

“There is clearly an increased dissatisfaction with front-load washers,” pointed out Paul M. Weiss. Paul M. Weiss also reported that a quick Internet search reveals numerous online complaints concerning mold problems with front-load washing machines. “This is not just a few isolated cases,” Paul M. Weiss stated, “ask your neighbors, friends and acquaintances. Everyone with a front loader seems to be experiencing this problem or knows someone who has.”

Paul M. Weiss said that Freed & Weiss intends to seek an extension on a recent federal court decision certifying an Ohio statewide class action against Whirlpool. In fact, notes Paul M. Weiss, Whirlpool manufactured not only front-load washing machines that bear the ‘Whirlpool’ name, but also manufactured front load washers sold under the ‘Kenmore’ brand.” Thus, many of the same front-load washing machines are at issue in both the Whirlpool and in the Sears/Kenmore class action lawsuits. “We are going to ask that the decision for the state of Ohio,” commented Paul M. Weiss, “be extended to consumers in other states.”

For more information on the continuing class action lawsuit contact Freed & Weiss by visiting or toll free at (866) 779-9610.

About Paul M. Weiss

Paul M. Weiss believes that companies have the obligation to treat fairly, serve and protect their customers. When they do not, Paul M. Weiss has served successfully as a voice for those who have been wronged. A founding partner of Freed & Weiss, Paul M. Weiss has been lead and co-lead counsel on many high profile class action suits totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for clients.

Educated at Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, Paul M. Weiss was a member of the Indiana Law Journal and the honorary society of the Order of COIF, graduating magna cum laude. As a member of the Northern District Trial Bar, Paul M. Weiss is admitted to general legal practice in the State of Illinois, United States District Courts for Northern and Southern Illinois and United States District Court of Eastern Michigan. As well, Paul M. Weiss has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in several federal courts including New Jersey, Idaho, New Mexico, California, and Florida. Considered an expert in the field, Paul M. Weiss has litigated numerous class action suits in state and federal courts.

The published opinions of Paul M. Weiss are too numerous to enumerate. Included in the list are Harper v. LG Electronics USA, Inc., Waudby v. Verizon Wireless Services LLC, Kinkel v. Cingular Wireless, Carey v. Kerr McGee Chemical Company and Pella Corp. v. Saltzman. Under the leadership of Paul M. Weiss, Freed & Weiss have recovered over $230 million dollars for clients in class action and MDL litigation. Many of theses cases included Fortune 500 companies with names such as Best Buy, AOL, Chase and Verizon.

Paul M. Weiss and Freed & Weiss have been the forefront leaders of raising awareness concerning fraudulent reimbursement practices of insurance companies. Through the means of class action, Paul M. Weiss obtained millions of dollars in relief for clients of auto insurers. As well, under the oversight of Paul M. Weiss, Freed & Weiss have fought to protect medical providers against fraudulent out of network reductions. Dedicated to the interests of medical professionals and their ability to provide quality healthcare, Paul M. Weiss continues with pending litigation against Aetna, Cigna, and WellPoint.

The April 2003 edition of National Law Journal featured Paul M. Weiss in their article, “Class Actions: The Battle Heats Up.” The National Law Journal published a sequel to the April article with another feature on the topic of Illinois class action suits. Paul M. Weiss has been an honored guest lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Chicago School of Law at Loyola University.

Prior to being a founding partner of Freed & Weiss, Paul M. Weiss practiced law in Seattle, Washington. While working in Seattle, for then Hagens & Berman, his exclusive focus was on plaintiff consumer class action cases.

Paul M. Weiss resides with his wife of 13 years, Jamie. In addition to being a husband, and father of two boys, he enjoys traveling, snorkeling, gardening, photography (many of his photos can be viewed at and arcade gaming.

To contact Paul M. Weiss at Freed & Weiss, or to speak with an attorney at Freed & Weiss, visit their website online at or call 866-779-9610.

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