Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

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Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Herbidacious » December 17th, 2019, 5:03 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50811686

"Whirlpool suggested owners could still use the machine but with a vastly reduced risk, by only using the cold wash cycle at 20C or less." ??!!

I had one of the iffy dryers. Someone eventually came round to 'fix' it, but i still don't trust it and will never leave it on if going out or sleeping.

Thankfully, I think my washing machine is a Samsung.
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby suffolk » December 17th, 2019, 5:12 pm

Hmmm mine is an Indesit ... however I can’t get onto their website atm to check whether it’s a dodgy one or not ... think quite a few folk are checking ...
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Oat » December 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Hotpoint here 2017. 20C!!
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Busybee » December 17th, 2019, 5:51 pm

I have a whirlpool dryer in our Manchester home, it took them almost nine months to do the modification. Not impressed with their customer service and as a result I won’t buy one of their products. My worry is that if you buy own brand who has actually made it?

I have a John Lewis washer and dryer but who actually makes them is another question?

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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Oat » December 17th, 2019, 6:20 pm

the site is working now, mine is one of the duff ones.
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby suffolk » December 17th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Oh bad luck Oat :cocktail: :cocktail: ... ours seems to be in the clear. Phew!
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Oat » December 17th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Just relieved it is the washing machine and not the cooker. Don't think the Turkey would cook at 20C :D
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby suffolk » December 17th, 2019, 7:44 pm

You’d have had to get the bbq out :bbq: ;)
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Oat » December 17th, 2019, 7:56 pm

We would be getting the caravan out :D
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby suffolk » December 17th, 2019, 8:20 pm

As a very young (nearly 19 yr old) newlywed I lived in a caravan
with my husband (now ex) while we were doing up an old pub. While cooking my first ever Christmas Turkey (we’d only been married 3 weeks) the gas bottle ran out
... and he’d forgotten his promise to get a spare ....... I did say he’s now ex didn’t I :rolleyes:
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby earthmaiden » December 17th, 2019, 8:29 pm

My oven died late one Christmas Eve. The stovetop, microwave and lodger's friend's oven did us proud!

Bosch were brilliant when there was a dishwasher modification. Thankfully I've never had one of the dodgy washers or dryers. My electrician had a pink fit when he saw I had a Beko dryer and made me fit a smoke alarm next to it. I am careful about keeping the filter clean and there has never been a recall.

I'd have thought that somewhere supposedly reputable like John Lewis would be able to answer any queries you might have about their product.
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Rainbow » December 17th, 2019, 11:02 pm

Herbidacious wrote:Thankfully, I think my washing machine is a Samsung.

Or there again, maybe not!! In Australia there was a major problem with Samsung top-loaders catching fire last year!! Probably most people in UK have more sense and have front-loaders :) Especially if they don't have a separate laundry ;)

"More than 6600 "dangerous" Samsung top-loading washing machines are being urgently recalled due to fire risk.
The washing machines, manufactured between 2010 and 2013, have an internal fault that could allow condensation to penetrate an electrical connector and potentially spark a fire."
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby jrc » December 17th, 2019, 11:29 pm

Hello. We have a one on the dodgy list. :evil:
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby mum-at-the-oven » December 17th, 2019, 11:56 pm

My DIL -on maternity leave - phoned my Son at work a few months ago because there was smoke pouring from the drawer on their washing machine. They had inherited the washing machine when buying the house and my Son can’t remember what make it was but have since bought a new machine - scary- I used terry nappies for my 4 and used to put them on a boil wash timer at night (economy 7)!
What is so confusing though is that so many “named brands” are owned by huge conglomerates and it’s difficult to know who owns/runs what anymore
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Seatallan » December 18th, 2019, 11:25 am

Our washing machine is an Indesit and tumble dryer is a Hotpoint. Thankfully, having eventually managed to get onto the website, both are in the clear.

jrc and Oat, I do hope your respective machines are fixed soon..... :)

As for ovens- touch wood, we've never had one give up the ghost at a really inopportune moment. The door of my best friend's oven fell off on Christmas morning once. They managed to prop it shut with a chair for long enough to cook the turkey :D
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Seatallan » December 18th, 2019, 11:26 am

...PS: I read the bit about it being safe to do a 20 degree wash. I've never seen a washing machine with a 20 degree setting (the lowest on our current and previous machine is 30 degrees). Do they really commonly go down that low?
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Herbidacious » December 18th, 2019, 11:39 am

Mine does a 20 and a cold wash.

I imagine this might not suffice if one had dirty nappies, or a rugby player in the house, though.
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby suffolk » December 18th, 2019, 11:39 am

Yes, my Indesit has several 20C programmes ... in fact I probably use them more often than any of the other settings. I just make sure I do a hot wash (tea towels, face flannels etc) every so often to give it a bit of a clear out.
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Oat » December 18th, 2019, 1:09 pm

Just spoke to whirlpool and although the product number is on the website, the serial number i gave was good and I was told there is not a problem with my machine. I am being sent an e mail to this effect. Happy in Hull :D
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby Seatallan » December 18th, 2019, 1:24 pm

Hurrah Oat!!! :D

...And have just realised our current machine will go down to 20 degrees on the 'everyday wash' setting. I've been thinking it'll only go to 30 degrees like the previous one. Double Hurrah!! :lol:
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Re: Whirlpool/hotpoint - not again!

Postby suffolk » December 18th, 2019, 1:52 pm

:D :tu:
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