Have a Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washer? You may qualify for cash or a rebate!

A deadline is approaching for those who have purchased, acquired or received as a gift a new Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washing machine manufactured between 2001 and 2010 as part of a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached with Whirlpool Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co. in several class action lawsuits claiming that certain front-loading washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010 fail to adequately self-clean themselves of laundry residue, resulting in mold or mildew buildup that can cause bad odors and ruined laundry.

The defendants deny they did anything wrong.

A complete list of impacted washing machines can be found by CLICKING HERE.

If you have one of these washing machines, you may qualify for one of a variety of benefits including a cash payment, a rebate on the purchase of a new washing machine or dryer, or reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to past mold or odor problems in your washing machine.

You must complete and submit a Claim Form, including required documentation.

Your Claim Form and documentation must be submitted online no later than, or mailed via U.S. Mail with a postmark no later than, October 11, 2016.

You can file a claim online by CLICKING HERE.

Meanwhile, a hearing is set for September 21st at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland. It is a "Fairness Hearing," to determine whether this settlement is fair, adequate and reasonable, and whether it should receive final approval. The court may also decide the amount of fees, costs and expenses to award to the class.

You can contact the settlement administrator as follows:

MAIL: In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washers Settlement, 1801 Market Street, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103

EMAIL: info@washersettlement.com

TOLL-FREE: 1-844-824-5781