JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Washing machines should leave your clothes looking clean and smelling fresh. But some front-loading washing machines have instead grown mold where consumers cannot see it, causing clothes to reek and bacteria to grow.
Consumers around the country are accusing Whirlpool, Sears/Kenmore, LG and Bosch of making these defective machines. Lawsuits are already stemming from these accusations.
The companies changed the machines' design, which mostly eliminated the mold problem in their newest models. But if you have an older machine at home, the mold issue could still remain unsolved.
"I'll ask the question, 'how long has she had it?' And they usually say ten years. And I say that's why," James Kita, Metro Appliances and More store manager, said.