How to Protect Yourself from an Exploding Washing Machine

Playing Woman’s Washing Machine Explodes?

The Doctors discuss the case of a woman who was knocked unconscious after her washing machine exploded. Find out how you can protect yourself from a possible dangerous encounter with your appliance!

The Minnesota woman claims her washing machine exploded in her face and knocked her unconscious. She says she heard a whistling noise and when she went to inspect it, an explosion occurred. She suffered a concussion and sinus cavity injury.

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So how can you protect yourself from a dangerous washing machine incident?

The Doctors say that if your washing machine is making a strange or unusual noise, to turn it off before approaching it, preferably using the circuit breaker in order to protect yourself from any possible harm.

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They note that the average washing machine lasts for 11 years.