Samsung is really in hot water now. Just when you think things couldn't get much worse for the electronics retailer - it's already dealing with a massive recall of exploding phones, being banned on airplanes, replacing affected phones, and new phones are still exploding - new reports claim, just like the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Samsung high-efficiency top-loading washers are exploding, too.
There have been more than a dozen complaints about the machines violently breaking, or "exploding" during the spin cycle. Samsung issued a safety warning alert and noted the washers "pose a risk of personal injury or property damage" due to "abnormal vibrations" when washing items like bulky bedding or water-resistant items.
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In the meantime, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Samsung are telling consumers to use the delicate cycle when washing bulky items. All of the instances reported occurred on the spin cycle, so the delicate cycle should pose less of a threat of the machine breaking, risking injury and property damage.
Consumers are also encouraged to report any problems to the CPSC at saferproducts.gov and call Samsung at 844-483-3881.
Do you have a bad Samsung washer?
Affected washers were sold between March 2011 and April 2016. You can also enter your machine's serial number on the Samsung site by clicking here to find out if yours is affected.
Use the photo below to help find the 15-digit serial number.
There's no word yet of a recall or an official fix from Samsung, but there will be. Stay tuned to Komando.com for updates as news breaks.