ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

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ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:51 pm

Misleading Government announcement about the dangers of using a Whirlpool spin dryer; or is it? Whirlpool is the head of a group of companies which each brand their own appliances; so in this situation it is the member companies of the group (Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands) have the problem machines whereas Whilpool's own branded machines are ok.

The Government announcement didn't make the above very clear; so if you have a tumble dryer from these brands: Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline, you should unplug and stop using them until you have spoken to Whirlpool experts on the following phone number: 0800 151 0905

See: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/t ... spartanntp :thumbup:
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 pm

I don't know enough to comment but I'll take your word for it.
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by expressman33 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:52 pm

I had my old Hotpoint Tumble Dryer replaced with a new one in Feb 16 , but I have read somewhere that even the replacements have caught fire :thumbdown:
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:36 pm

expressman33 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:52 pm
I had my old Hotpoint Tumble Dryer replaced with a new one in Feb 16 , but I have read somewhere that even the replacements have caught fire :thumbdown:
Just to be safe perhaps you should give Whirlpool a phone call on their emergency help line detailed above and below...!?! :think:

See: https://www.kbbreview.com/23629/news/go ... ble-dryers :thumbup:
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:36 pm
expressman33 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:52 pm
I had my old Hotpoint Tumble Dryer replaced with a new one in Feb 16 , but I have read somewhere that even the replacements have caught fire :thumbdown:
Just to be safe perhaps you should give Whirlpool a phone call on their emergency help line detailed above and below...!?! :think:

See: https://www.kbbreview.com/23629/news/go ... ble-dryers :thumbup:
A prudent move.
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by blythburgh » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:47 am

A grade 2 listed house near Saxmundham was burnt to the ground because of one of these machines but that was long after the issue was first reported.

Thankfully nobody hurt but why has it taken to so long for these dangerous appliances to be sorted?
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by pabenny » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am

A correction to the OP - the products affected are tumble dryers. Spin dryers are much less common and as far as I know have no particular fire risk.

There is a useful guide on the Which? website to your rights and listing the known models affected.
https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights ... fety-alert
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:34 pm

pabenny wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
A correction to the OP - the products affected are tumble dryers. Spin dryers are much less common and as far as I know have no particular fire risk.

There is a useful guide on the Which? website to your rights and listing the known models affected.
https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights ... fety-alert
Do you have any comment to make, Boro Boy, on the new evidence that has come to light?
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by Chadwick » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:50 pm

AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:34 pm
pabenny wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
A correction to the OP - the products affected are tumble dryers. Spin dryers are much less common and as far as I know have no particular fire risk.

There is a useful guide on the Which? website to your rights and listing the known models affected.
https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights ... fety-alert
Do you have any comment to make, Boro Boy, on the new evidence that has come to light?
Evidence?
Curious as to why Boro Boy is specifically invited to comment.
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Re: ALERT: Whirlpool Spin Dryer Issues... or is it!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:33 pm

Chadwick wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:50 pm
AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:34 pm
pabenny wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
A correction to the OP - the products affected are tumble dryers. Spin dryers are much less common and as far as I know have no particular fire risk.

There is a useful guide on the Which? website to your rights and listing the known models affected.
https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights ... fety-alert
Do you have any comment to make, Boro Boy, on the new evidence that has come to light?
Evidence?
Curious as to why Boro Boy is specifically invited to comment.
Just check your model on the which website in the drop-down list: https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights ... fety-alert
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