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LG Top Loading Washer Model # WT5101HV
Home Maintenance and Structures
Laundry, Fabric Care & Sewing
Washing Machines, Other or Not Specified (140)
LG Electronics, USA    
LG
WT5101HV
104KWEL8M164
 
 
Top Load LG Washing Machine Model # WT5101HV was being used to wash laundry. During the spin cycle, the washing machine exploded separating the top of the washer and the drum from the casing. The washer violently smashed into the adjacent wall and dryer pair causing damage to both. The wall was holed in multiple locations and the dryer was crushed in on the side preventing the dryer from operating properly.
12/28/2018
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
56 years
Yes
No
No
Washing machine is still in place. manufacturer contacted, wating on disposition.
Yes
N/A
Comment from LG Electronics, USA 2/6/2019
This product was previously recalled. Please discontinue its use and review the recall notice at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LG-Recalls-Top-Loading-Washing-Machines-Due-to-Risk-of-Injury/

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