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LG Electronics, working in cooperation with the CPSC, issued a voluntary recall of top-loading washing machines because an unbalanced load can cause the machine to excessively shake and the drum to come loose during use, which poses an injury risk to consumers as well as property damage.

To date, there has been an estimated 343 reports of washing machines excessively vibrating. In 187 instances, minor property damage was involved and one minor injury.

The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models with the following model an serial numbers:

Brand

Model

Serial Number Range

LG

WT5001CW

002KW*******

WT5101HV

through

WT5101HW

111KW*******

Kenmore Elite

29002

005KW*******

29272

through

29278

111KW*******

The machines were sold at various popular retailers nationwide, including Best Buy and Home Depot, among others.

Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the machine and to contact LG or Sears to schedule a free in-home repair. For more information consumers should call (855) 400-4639 or visit them online at www.lg.com/us or www.sears.com under the recalls and product information section.

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