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Is your Whirlpool washing machine a fire risk?

Credit: PA

A faulty door mechanism that could result in fires has led to the recall of more than half a million washing machines in the UK.

Whirlpool announced the news just months after launching a major recall of potentially dangerous dryers.

The firm said as many as 519,000 washing machines sold under the Hotpoint and Indesit brands in the UK between October 2014 and February 2018 could be affected.

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  • Geoff Mackay Independent Service Engineer
  • The full list of washing machines recalled can be found below:
  • FML 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAOD 743G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAOD 743P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQB 721P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 641P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 741G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 741P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 741P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 621G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 621P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 641 P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 721G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 721P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQL 621G UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742G UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742K UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMBF 763P UK Hotpoint
  • WMEF 722 BC UK Hotpoint
  • WMEF 742 P UK Hotpoint
  • WMEUF 722P UK Hotpoint
  • WMEUF 743G UK Hotpoint
  • WMEUF 743P UK Hotpoint
  • WMFG 741P UK Hotpoint
  • WMFG 741P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 742 P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 742G UK Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 842P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMJLF 842P UK Hotpoint
  • WMJLL 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMSAQG 621P UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742G UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742K UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 842P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMYL 7151PS UK Hotpoint
  • XWA 81252X K UK Indesit
  • XWA 81252X W UK Indesit
  • XWD 71452X K UK Indesit

Whirlpool has urged owners of appliances to contact them immediately to check if their washing machine is one of the models affected, however they are experiencing problems with the system.

On Wednesday both their website and phone lines were down, leaving many to vent their anger on social media due to their struggle to contact the company.

A statement replaced the Whirlpool registration website, it read: "We are very sorry that we continue to experience technical problems with our registration website and we deeply apologise for the delay and concern this has caused."

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