Kenmore, KitchenAid, Whirlpool Class Action Settlement
Class Members of the Whirlpool dishwasher settlement include all U.S. residents who either:
Purchased a new Class Dishwasher;
- Acquired a Class Dishwasher as part of the purchase or remodel of a home; or
- Received as a gift a new Class Dishwasher manufactured between October 2000 and January 2006.
- Under the terms of the class action settlement, a “Class Dishwasher” is defined as a Whirlpool, KitchenAid or Kenmore brand dishwasher that was manufactured by Whirlpool between October 2000 and January 2006, and which was equipped with an electronic control board (ECB) designated as a “Rush” ECB or “Rushmore” ECB.
The Whirlpool dishwasher class action settlement also establishes two subclasses: the “Past Overheating Subclass” and the “Future Overheating Subclass.”
The Past Overheating Subclass includes Class Members who experienced an overheating event (in which the ECB overheated, ignited, emitted smoke, sparks or fumes, and stopped working) within 12 years after the purchase date of the dishwasher, but before Dec. 15, 2015.
The Future Overheating Subclass includes Class Members who, within 10 years after the purchase date of the dishwasher or within two years of Dec. 15, 2015 (whichever is later), experience an overheating event.
The Whirlpool dishwasher class action settlement provides the following benefits to Class Members:
- Cash rebates
- Reimbursement for dishwasher repairs or replacements due to an Overheating Event
- Cash payments for Future Overheating Events
Proof of Purchase
Chambers, et al. v. Whirlpool Corp., et al.,
Case No. 8:11-cv-01733,
District Court for the Central District of California
According to the plaintiffs the appliances in question presented a fire hazard
Whirlpool denies the allegations but has agreed to settle to avoid the cost and uncertainty of a trial.