Another 55,000 washing machines in UK homes should stop being used and need repairing or replacing owing to a fire risk.
An extra 21 models have been added to the list of Hotpoint and Indesit machines being recalled, updating the washing machine recall, first announced in December 2019 (550,000 machines) and again in January 2020 (additional 5,000 machines).
Owners may have checked twice previously and told their machines were safe, only now to need to check again.
Whirlpool has set up a model checker online. Owners of Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines bought since October 2014 will need to enter the model and serial number of their appliance – found inside the door or on the back – to see if it is one of those affected.
The recall programme is ongoing despite Coronavirus restrictions.
For more information, please visit Whirlpool’s recall website.
Recall of Whirlpool Washing Machines – Danger of Fire
The safety of our customers and their homes is paramount. As such, we would like to draw your attention to an important recall of Whirlpool washing machines due to risk of fire from the door locking system overheating. The advice being given to anyone who owns one of the affected machines, is to unplug them immediately.
Up to 519,000 machines in the UK (branded as Hotpoint or Indesit) sold in the UK are involved in this latest recall. You can check if your washing machine is affected on Whirlpool’s Online Checker at There is also a free helpline, on 0800 316 1442.
If customers find that their machine is affected, to eliminate any risk, the appliance should be unplugged and not used until it is repaired by a trained engineer. Whirlpool are also stating that those affected will be offered a replacement with a safe model. Owners can check and register for a repair or replacement now.
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