Whirlpool recalls 11,000 Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines in Ireland over fire risk 11 months ago

Whirlpool recalls 11,000 Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines in Ireland over fire risk

It affects devices sold between October 2014 and February 2018.

Whirlpool has announced that it is recalling certain Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines due to a potential fire risk.

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The washing machines were manufactured between October 2014 and February 2018.

The recall will begin in January and it's thought that 11,000 washing machines sold in Ireland may be affected by it.

The company announced it had identified a fault with the door locking mechanisms on certain machines which could cause them to overheat and catch fire.

"When the heating element in the washing machine is activated, in very rare cases a component in the door lock system can overheat, which, depending on product features, can pose a risk of fire,” a company statement said.

Customers are advised to unplug their machine and discontinue using it if they believe it's affected.

The company said that if you are to continue using the machine, using it for washes below 20 degrees would significantly reduce the risk of malfunction.

Whirlpool will provide a like-for-like replacement washing machine to customers or alternatively it will provide a free-of-charge in-home repair of appliances.

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Customers should click here or call 0818 903 281 to check if their appliance is affected.

However, the website appears to have crashed this afternoon, which could be due to unusually high traffic on the page, so you may need to have some patience.