Following massive recalls of faulty washing machines and tumble dryers in 2019, Whirlpool is adding to its list of recalled models.
These three additional models amount to an extra 5,000 machines being included in the ongoing recalls.
Recalled washing machines
It was announced at the end of last year that some Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines sold between October 2014 and February 2018 were affected by a fault that can cause the door locking system to overheat which, in turn, creates the risk of a fire.
Whirlpool said, “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.”
At the time, in December 2019, 79 fires were thought to be attributed to this fault, which develops over time.
You can read the full list of affected models here.
New recalled models
Whirlpool announced, “Ongoing analysis and investigation by our system team has identified a very small number of additional models which are affected by this fire safety risk.”
The additional models being recalled are:
WMFG 741 G UKWMAQG 741 P UKWMAQC 641 P UK
You can check your washing machine’s model number by looking on either the front or the back of the appliance. On the front, you’ll see the model number (which is a combination of letters and numbers) on the door, or on the back you’ll see it indicated by the letters ‘MOD’.
You can use the Whirlpool website to check whether your washing machine is part of the recalled models.
What if my model is affected by the recall?
After using the Whirlpool website to check if your washing machine is being recalled, you’ll be asked to register to the website in order to allow Whirlpool to contact you.
You’ll need to fill out an online form giving your name, email address, mobile number and home address. You’ll also need to indicate which retailer you purchased your machine from and where you heard about the recall.
If your washing machine is being recalled, you have two options you can choose from:
A replacement washing machine provided by Whirlpool, free of chargeA free of charge in home repair of your appliance
The full list
This is the full list of recalled models, as of January 2020:
WMAQC 641 P UKWMAQG 741 P UKWMFG 741 G UKFML 742P UK HotpointWMAOD 743G UK HotpointWMAOD 743P UK HotpointWMAQB 721P UK.M HotpointWMAQC 641P UK.M HotpointWMAQC 741G UK HotpointWMAQC 741P UK HotpointWMAQC 741P UK.M HotpointWMAQF 621G UK HotpointWMAQF 621P UK HotpointWMAQF 641 P UK.M HotpointWMAQF 721G UK HotpointWMAQF 721P UK.M HotpointWMAQL 621G UK HotpointWMBF 742G UK HotpointWMBF 742K UK HotpointWMBF 742P UK HotpointWMBF 742P UK.M HotpointWMBF 763P UK HotpointWMEF 722 BC UK HotpointWMEF 742 P UK HotpointWMEUF 722P UK HotpointWMEUF 743G UK HotpointWMEUF 743P UK HotpointWMFG 741P UK HotpointWMFG 741P UK.M HotpointWMFUG 742 P UK.M HotpointWMFUG 742G UK HotpointWMFUG 742P UK HotpointWMFUG 842P UK.M HotpointWMJLF 842P UK HotpointWMJLL 742P UK HotpointWMSAQG 621P UK HotpointWMXTF 742G UK HotpointWMXTF 742K UK HotpointWMXTF 742P UK HotpointWMXTF 742P UK.M HotpointWMXTF 842P UK.M HotpointWMYL 7151PS UK HotpointXWA 81252X K UK IndesitXWA 81252X W UK IndesitXWD 71452X K UK Indesit