As if exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones weren’t bad enough, now Samsung has a bigger problem. Literally a much bigger problem. Consumers say that Samsung washers are exploding.
The tech company has issued a warning that some of its top-loading washers pose a risk of personal injury or property damage.
This time, the issue isn’t a bad battery bursting into flames, but a problem with the spin cycle. The washers sometimes begin to shake violently and literally blow apart from the vibrations, shooting pieces of metal and bolts everywhere.
The issue seems to occur when people try to wash bulky items like bedding or sleeping bags. Samsung is suggesting that people using the affected models use the delicate cycle. If you have a front-loading washer, you’re in the clear. There have been no reported incidents with those models.
If you want to know if your washing machine is affected, you can click here and then type in the serial number to check.
There’s no solution to the problem right now. Samsung is just asking you to stick with the delicate cycle until they come up with one. You can also call them at 1-844-483-3881 with questions.
This is not good news for the company that had to recall millions of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phones due to an overheating battery that could cause the phone to explode while charging. The company has also been hit with complaints that the replacement phones for the faulty units have problems of their own.