Samsung Recalls Millions of Top-Load Washing Machines

Location of Samsung Model and Serial number on washer

Model numbers and serial information can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine. Consumers can also contact Samsung to see if their washer is involved in the recall.

Samsung will offer owners of the recalled washers repairs, refunds and replacements after receiving 733 reports that the washer lids detached during operation, causing injury and damage to owner’s homes.

The recall involves 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines. Model numbers and serial information can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine. The following model numbers are included in the recall depending on the serial number.

Samsung Model Number Involved in Washer Recall 
WA40J3000AW/A2 WA45H7000AP/A2 WA45H7000AW/A2
WA45H7200AW/A2 WA45K7600AW/A2 WA45K7100AW/A2
WA48H7400AW/A2 WA48J7700AW/A2 WA48J7770AP/A2
WA48J7770AW/A2 WA50K8600AV/A2 WA50K8600AW/A2
WA52J8700AP/A2 WA52J8700AW/A2 WA400PJHDWR/AA
WA422PRHDWR/AA WA456DRHDSU/AA WA456DRHDWR/AA
WA476DSHASU/A1 WA476DSHAWR/A1 WA484DSHASU/A1
WA484DSHAWR/A1 WA48H7400AP/A2 WA50F9A6DSW/A2
WA50F9A7DSP/A2 WA50F9A7DSW/A2 WA50F9A8DSP/A2
WA50F9A8DSW/A2 WA52J8060AW/A2 WA5451ANW/XAA
WA5471ABP/XAA WA5471ABW/XAA WA56H9000AP/A2
WA56H9000AW/A2

Consumers should contact Samsung immediately to receive one of the following remedies: an in-home repair free one-year extension of the manufacturer’s warranty; a rebate to be applied towards the purchase of a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, along with free installation of the new unit and removal of old unit; or a full refund for consumers who purchased their washing machine within the past 30 days of the recall announcement.

Consumer Contact: Samsung toll-free at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or online at www.Samsung.com and click on the recall notice at the top of the page for more information. Customers can enter their serial numbers into Samsung’s website to see if their washing machines are part of the recall.

The machines in this recall were sold in stores nationwide from March 2011 to November 2016 including Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and other home appliance stores for between $450 and $1,500.

Issues with certain washers first came to light in September when consumers reported that their washers “exploded” during normal use.

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