Jan 17, 2020

Whirlpool: Owners rush to register fire-risk washing machines

Thousands more owners of dangerous Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines have demanded a resolution from manufacturer Whirlpool. Whirlpool says a fault in the electronic door mechanism could cause the machines to catch fire. "We were offered a washing machine of the same size but it had a lower spec, the next we were offered was a bigger machine that wouldn't fit in the space," he explains. "People are accepting machines they don't want out of desperation to get their washing done," he adds. Since then another 14,000 have got in touch, but hundreds of thousands of risky washing machines remain in British homes.

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