Calling all tenants – Do you have a Whirlpool tumble dryer?

Do you own a Whirlpool tumble dryer? If so, read the latest advice from Whirlpool.

Calling all tenants – Do you have a Whirlpool tumble dryer?

As a tenant, you will be interested to read the latest safety guidance from Whirlpool. You may or may not already be aware of the Whirlpool Corporation Tumble Dryer Modification programme, which is in relation to a potential safety concern identified with two types of tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015.

In some rare cases, excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element and present a risk of fire.

Usage guidance of affected tumble dryers has recently changed, and now directs anyone with an affected model to unplug and do not use their tumble dryers before modification has taken place.

Whirlpool Corporation is urging all that tenants’ check to find out if it is an affected model, please use the following guidance to ensure your safety.

  1. Check the tumble dryer Whirlpool Corporation urges everyone who owns an Indesit, Hotpoint, Creda, Swan or Proline tumble dryer manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015 to check if it is affected and then register for a free modification if it is. Customers can do this using the model checker found on the following websites: https://safety.hotpoint.eu https://safety.indesit.eu, and https://safety-swan.eu Alternatively, customers can call Whirlpool directly on the dedicated freephone helpline on 0800 1510905.
  2. Follow the safety advice It is very important that tenants with an affected dryer are following the updated safety advice, which is to unplug and do not use their tumble dryers before modification has taken place.
  3. Register all appliances, whether new or old Whirlpool Corporation fully supports the AMDEA safety initiative, Register My Appliance, which allows manufacturers to contact customers should there be a product safety notice.

 

 

 

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