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Whirlpool Dishwasher Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Deceptive Marketing

Whirlpool Dishwasher Lawsuit Deceived Consumers with Dishwasher Quality

A Whirlpool Dishwasher Lawsuit was filed against Whirlpool for allegedly misleading consumers with their marketing claim that their dishwashers were “high quality” and “No One Has Fewer Repairs 18 Years in a Row”.

Consumers accuse the company that their dishwashers have, in fact, a defect that caused them to leak and damage cabinets, floors, and other property. The leak came from the pump motor diverter shaft seal, which were incorrectly oriented, and which accelerated degradation that resulted in its failure to seal off the water between the diverter shaft and sump.

You can read the complaint under the name: Cleveland et al v. Whirlpool Corp., Case No. 20-cv-1906, D. Minn.

Do you or a family member have a Whirlpool dishwasher that may have leaked due to a defect? If you think you are affected by this lawsuit, contact us today for help.

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Defective Whirlpool Dishwashers

The class action claims that “Whirlpool has designed and manufactured dishwashers for decades. It currently boasts that it is the “industry’s best-selling dishwasher brand.”

Whirlpool designed and manufactured the sump and diverter motor pump assembly with the seal affixed in an inverted position, which exposes it to hot soapy water and debris. As the debris builds and the seal degrades, water begins to leak between the sump and the tub, eventually leaking through the entire unit and onto floors and inside cabinetry.

The defective sump and diverter motor pump assembly in the Dishwashers exists at the time it leaves the manufacturer, and before it is purchased by the consumers. Despite Whirlpool’s longstanding knowledge of this defect, Whirlpool has failed to remedy the defect and also failed to inform consumers of the defect. Instead, in contravention of the Dishwasher’s express warranty, which fails of its essential purpose and is unconscionable, Whirlpool has placed the burden of repairing this defect and paying for the costs of repairs to the adjacent personal property damaged by the defective Dishwashers upon the consumers.”

Some of the models of Whirlpool Dishwashers that have a defect include:

  • Whirlpool Gold®
  • Whirlpool Models beginning with BLB14DR, IUD750, IUD850, WDF5, WDF7, WDL785, WDT7, WDTA5, and WDTA7
  • JennAir Models beginning with JDB8, JDB9, and JDTSS2
  • Kenmore Models beginning with 662.13, 665.12, 665.13, 665.14, and 665.15
  • KitchenAid Models beginning with KDFE1, KDFE2, KDFE3, KDFE4, KDTE1, KDTE2, KDTE3, KDTE4, KDTE5, KDTE7, KDHE4, KDHE7, KDTM3, KUDE2, KUDE4, KUDE5, KUDE6, KUDE7, KUDL, KDPE2, and KDPE3
  • Maytag Models beginning with JDB8

Editor’s note on the Whirlpool Dishwasher Lawsuit:

This piece is written about the recent Whirlpool Dishwashers Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the Whirlpool Dishwashers Class Action has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join the consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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