electrolux washing-machines

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Electrolux washing machines that were reported from 2014 to 2021.

Common problems: burning, explosion, fire, glass shattering, mold, self-cleaning.

Faulty modules: door, drum, fan, gasket, pump, valve.


13 issues reported


  • Date: 5/21/2014

Consumer reported that washing machine was replaced under lemon law. It smelled all time, error code went off all time. Replacement unit smells all time also. It has mold problem. Consumer stated that he is on drugs for lungs because of this. Unit is all rusted out.

Electrolux EWFLW65HIW0

  • Date: 9/10/2015

Washer has mold, & consumers' clothes smell rotten. Using bleach and beach wipes doesn't appear to help. Dryer overheats. Heating element was replaced. Dryer smelled as if it was starting fire, and now does not dry. Lint was building up dryer fan.

Electrolux EIFLS60LT

  • Date: 3/31/2016

Consumer reported that two days after a belt was replaced and a bolt was glued on front load washer, the washing machine caught on fire.


  • Date: 6/22/2016

The consumer stated that her front load washer has mold growing in the seal. She could smell the stink it creates. She stated it's been going on for a long time. She stated she's tried different cleaner and does the self-clean cycle everytime it tells to, but nothing works.

Electrolux EIRLW55HIWO

  • Date: 7/5/2016

The consumer, 75, stated that the rubber gasket around the inside of her washer has developed mold causing her health issue. She stated that she leaves the door open when not in use and wipes the gasket with clean cloth after every use. Also tried bleach and white vinegar.

Electrolux EFLS617STTOl

  • Date: 3/27/2017

The newly purchased washer & Dryer combo have been breaking down non-stop. First the drum on the unit came out & almost caused injury to myself & my family. There were components that could possibly catch themselves on fire. The water valve in the replacement washer broke.

Electrolux EIFLS6OLSS0

  • Date: 5/27/2017

The consumer stated that their front load washing machine has developed 'hidden' mold inside the rubber gasket that seals the drum. She stated has been suffering from worsening allergy problems over the past 3 years and has had an allergy to mold for many years.

Electrolux EFLW317T1W

  • Date: 8/9/2018

The consumer was washing a load light color/whites in hot water and reached into her stainless steel sink the washer drains in when it started pumping out the drain water and she was electrocuted and received electrical burns up her tummy which was touching the sink.

Electrolux EIFL56OLT1

  • Date: 9/12/2018

Consumer states that the front-loading washing machine always smells even after cleaning on regular basis. The rubber in front is full of mold.

Electrolux EIFLW50L1W1

  • Date: 7/9/2019

The consumer reported that their front load stacking washing machine has black mold growing in the front gasket area causing a distinct mold smell in the laundry room of the home as well as clothes. The smell has been ongoing for approximately 18 months.

Electrolux E1FLW55HIW0

  • Date: 9/9/2019

38 YOF opened door of washer after normal wash cycle & inner glass shattered. Pieces of glass were inside unit & around front of it. Outer glass was still intact. Gasket around door, replaced ~18 months ago, had mold. . She indicated that replacement glass arrived in pieces.

Electrolux EFLW417SIWO

  • Date: 7/15/2020

68 YOM consumer reports that both his washer and dryer power up and run on their own at random times. This continues until he cycles the breaker. This corrects the problem temporarily before it happens again. This is a safety hazard as it could happen unattended.

Electrolux LuxCare Smart Boost EFLS627UIW1

  • Date: 6/28/2021

The Consumer reported that two hours after the laundry had been run through their front load washer on cold water delicate wash cycle and then the dryer, they heard a load explosion of glass. There were shards of glass in front of the washer and in the washer drum.

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