Whirlpool adds extra 21 models to list of recalled washing machines amid concerns they could catch fire
- The home appliance company has added Hotpoint and Indesit models to the list
- A faulty heating element in the washing machines poses a potential fire risk
- Customers can use the Check My Model function on Whirlpool’s website
Whirlpool has added 21 washing machines to its recall list because of fears they could start a fire.
The American home appliance company confirmed that some of its Hotpoint and Indesit models needed to be recalled.
There is a concern that on a warm wash when the heating element in the affected machines is activated a component in the door locking mechanism can overheat which in some cases can cause a fire.
Vice President of Whirlpool Jeff Noel said: ‘I want to apologise sincerely for the worry and inconvenience I know this will cause, especially during these difficult times.