According to a Consumer Reports article, a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit concerning funky, smelly mold in front-loading washing machines. One lawsuit involves Whirlpool, Maytag, and Kenmore front-loaders manufactured by Whirlpool. The other lawsuit centers around LG brand front load washers.
If your machine is on one of the lists you could be eligible for $50 or a 20 percent rebate off the purchase of a new machine. But you must act quickly, the deadlines are in October for submitting a claim.
Information on the lawsuit can be found here: www.washersettlementclaim.com
Information on LG washers covered by the settlement can be found at www.lgwashersettlement.com