UK Whirlpool washing machine recall: What you need to know

Whirlpool have announced the recall of half a million washing machines at risk of catching fire.

In December 2019, it was announced this move was necessary after 79 machines caught fire due a flaw with the door-locking system that could lead to them overheating and potentially catching fire.

Hotpoint and Indesit machines built between 2014 and 2018 are affected, leading consumers to be warned about their safety.

Owners of such machines were told to contact Whirlpool directly ahead of the recall and to not use them in the meantime.

Consumers can check if their washing machine is affected by visiting the whirlpool product recall website – and will need both the model number and the serial number of the appliance. Both of these codes can be found inside the door, or alternatively on a label on the rear of the appliance.

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