Quantcast

Exploding Washing Machine Injures Minnesota Mom - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Exploding Washing Machine Injures Minnesota Mom

Posted: Updated:
(KARE) -

A Minnesota mother of five says her Whirlpool Duet washing machine exploded during the spin cycle, firing ball bearings and other parts at her, knocking her unconscious and giving her a concussion.

A strange noise from Sara Van Beck's Whirlpool Duet called her into the laundry room.

"This was different. It was a high, howl, whistling noise," she said.

From the force of the explosion, Sara fell backwards and hit her head. She said the ball bearings and other parts hit her like shrapnel. The force also caved in the side of the dryer, breaking it.

She bought the machine just three years ago, and this model is not under any sort of recall.

After sharing her experience in a Facebook post, Sara has heard from others around the country who say the same thing happened to them.

Whirlpool has not responded to requests for comment.

Read more: http://kare11.tv/2yA02Zt

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • El Paso County deputies investigating shooting

    El Paso County deputies investigating shooting

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:19 AM EDT2018-04-21 07:19:22 GMT

    El Paso County deputies have taken over an investigation of a shooting that Colorado Springs Police now say happened in the county outside of the city.

    El Paso County deputies have taken over an investigation of a shooting that Colorado Springs Police now say happened in the county outside of the city.

  • Pueblo D60 teachers vote to go on strike

    Pueblo D60 teachers vote to go on strike

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:43:41 GMT
    27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)

    Teachers in Pueblo D60 have voted to strike following the district's decision to deny teacher's pay raises at a recent board meeting.

    Teachers in Pueblo D60 have voted to strike following the district's decision to deny teacher's pay raises at a recent board meeting.

  • District 11 to close schools next Friday for teacher demonstration

    District 11 to close schools next Friday for teacher demonstration

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:56:26 GMT

    Colorado Springs District 11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich sent a letter to parents Friday announcing the district plans to close schools next Friday. 

    Colorado Springs District 11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich sent a letter to parents Friday announcing the district plans to close schools next Friday. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?