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Uh Oh: Now Samsung Washers Are Exploding, Too

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

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.

~ Cynthia


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2 Responses to “Uh Oh: Now Samsung Washers Are Exploding, Too”

  1. Cheryll Kinnison says:

    My three year old Samsung dishwasher AND refrigerator have both broken TWICE in the last 10 months. After numerous phone calls getting the same answer…..sorry after one year there is nothing we can do about it……I finally stayed on the line and kept asking for the person who made the policy. After 30 minutes the polite young man turned me over to someone who informed me that on certain parts there was a FIVE YEAR WARRANTY!!!! My refrigerator received 4 parts and no charge for labor. My dishwasher had the same part break twice. It required that covered part and another part costing $66 plus $150 labor. So now I am washing dishes by hand. It pays to stick to your guns, ask to be escalated and find the hidden warranties. But I say BAD FORM SAMSUNG! Shouldn’t have to come to this!!!!

  2. Caroline says:

    This is a totally bad move on Samsung’s part. To expect the average buyer to ONLY wash on Delicate is just plain stupid. Trying to wash things like jeans, and other similar non-delicate items on such a cycle is just going to have a LOT of very angry customers, who can’t get their clothes clean properly w/o resorting to other means.

    Poor business practice, Samsung. Poor customer service, Samsung. And worse, cheap manufacturing Samsung. Buying the parts to make the machine in China from horribly underpaid and under skilled workers is only asking for your products to end up being low quality.

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