Samsung now having problems with reports of washing machines exploding

Posted at 6:45 AM, Sep 29, 2016

Samsung is having fresh problems, but these new concerns have nothing to do with the Galaxy Note 7. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning regarding certain Samsung top-loading washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. 

Specific models were not mentioned, but the commission is advising consumers to only use the delicate cycle when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items. 

"The lower spin speed in the delicate cycle lessens the risk of impact injuries or property damage due to the washing machine becoming dislodged," the commission wrote in a statement. 

Though the commission did not say what specifically was happening, there are reports from consumers in Texas, Georgia and Indiana that some of the machines have exploded, according to CNNMoney

Samsung and the commission are working on a fix, according to the statement. 

Samsung issued a statement on its website.

"In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items," the statement reads. 

"Samsung is recommending that consumers with affected models use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant materials. There have been no reported incidents when using this cycle. It is important to note that Samsung customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads without incident since 2011." 

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