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Hotpoint & Indesit hit by more safety issues

Whirlpool Corporation is a massive brand but it's been hit with safety issues several times in recent years.

The biggest safety issues reported in the mainstream media were:

Tumble dryers under the Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, Proline and Swan brands, manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015 – though safety warnings about the machines date back to 2015, Whirlpool only released a product recall for this issue in 2019

The dryers which had a faulty seal where fluff was getting in to the heater elements and causing a potential fire risk. We done a video on this issue which you can view here: https://www.facebook.com/WattechPATTest/videos/530833377093198/

Whirlpool were very slow to react and faced very heavy criticism.

The fire at Genfell Tower was reportedly started by a Hotpoint Freezer. During a report for the inquiry, electrical fire expert Dr John Duncan Glover stated: "A probable cause of the fire is a poor crimp connection for an overheated wire connector within the compressor relay compartment for the fridge-freezer (Hotpoint Model FF175BP) from Flat 16."

The latest safety issue comes in the form of a faulty door catch and was inhereted by Whirlpool when they purchased Indesit back in 2014.

The fault which is found in some Indesit and Hotpoint washing machines manufactured between 2014 and 2018 does not affect appliances under the Whirlpool brand.

You can check if your machine is affected by visiting the dedicated Whirlpool website at: https://washingmachinerecall.whirlpool.co.uk/

The models affected are:

Hotpoint

FML 742P UK

WMAOD 743G UK

WMAOD 743P UK

WMAQB 721P UK.M

WMAQC 641P UK.M 

WMAQC 741G UK 

WMAQC 741P UK 

WMAQC 741P UK.M 

WMAQF 621G UK 

WMAQF 621P UK 

WMAQF 641 P UK.M 

WMAQF 721G UK 

WMAQF 721P UK.M 

WMAQL 621G UK 

WMBF 742G UK 

WMBF 742K UK 

WMBF 742P UK 

WMBF 742P UK.M 

WMBF 763P UK 

WMEF 722 BC UK 

WMEF 742 P UK 

WMEUF 722P UK  

WMEUF 743G UK 

WMEUF 743P UK  

WMFG 741P UK 

WMFG 741P UK.M 

WMFUG 742 P UK.M 

WMFUG 742G UK 

WMFUG 742P UK 

WMFUG 842P UK.M 

WMJLF 842P UK

WMJLL 742P UK 

WMSAQG 621P UK 

WMXTF 742G UK 

WMXTF 742K UK

WMXTF 742P UK

WMXTF 742P UK.M

WMXTF 842P UK.M

WMYL 7151PS UK 

Indesit

XWA 81252X K UK 

XWA 81252X W UK 

XWD 71452X K UK




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