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Washing Machine Lid/Door Safety Switches


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#1 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:08 PM

May 1994 Laundromat Accident
12 year old boy's limb was ripped off by washing machine in Door County, WI

Wisconsin-based American Queensway Inc., which installed the IPSO Big Mac triple-load washer ...
... the washing machine was designed with two safety features, neither of which worked

http://www.cannon-du...ews/news_04.asp



Girl lost her right hand due to a Washing machine accident during the AGITATE cycle
when she was only 9 years old in 1998.

White-Westinghouse Washer manufactured by White Consolidated Industries Inc.,
owned by Sweden's Electrolux.

An Electrolux spokesman, said the design change that eliminated the safety switch
was actually made to add a different switch to lock the lid during the spin cycle of the washers.

http://www.sddt.com/...ode=20011018tdg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xla7hj73gcI

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Friday, Mar 20, 2009 @09:57pm EDT
12 year old boy Loses Arm in Laundromat Accident
Defective Lid Switch during SPIN cycle
http://rochesterhome...xt?nxd_id=78411
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#2 Scottthewolf

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:34 PM

It happened in a Maytag top loader in the 1980's, the lid switch failed in the closed position, that's the reason they added the check switch and fuse to the lid switch. Maytag got sued for somebody's dislocated arm.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:20 AM

looking at the video I would say that the center shipping  bolt was never removed.that might have something to do with what happened to this poor girl.
Even root canal is easy...if you're a dentist...

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:34 AM

We get a lot of machines in for service that have had the lid switch deliberately bypassed. We either make them agree to have it replaced or have them sign releasing us from any legal action.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

April 2012
http://shine.yahoo.c...-202400944.html
more info:
http://www.dailyreco...86908-23485719/

April 2012
another
http://news.yahoo.co...-151325812.html
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