Hotpoint Dishwasher Fire Alert

FYI I've just received a letter from Hotpoint stating there is a low risk of a module(?) overheating and in rare cases a fire hazard. Models FDW20/FDW60/FDW65A with a serial number with the first five digits greater than 60600 (produced after June 2006).
Phoned today, free engineer visit Thursday.
Peter
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On Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:58:05 +0100, Peter Andrews wrote:

That's quite old news...it's been advertised multiple times in newspapers etc. Still, it was bound to miss a few and it obviously missed you!
More importantly, for those who haven't heard about it...it affects certain Bosch models too - they made those particular Hotpoint ones.
Actually, looks like different model numbers, so worth posting the link again...
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-05-27/hotpoint-bosch-dishwasher-safety- recall-how-to-check-your-machine/
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Hmm, probably a third party device not as fireproof as it should be. Brian
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wrote:

low

Models

Mine is coming tomorrow. Apparently he is going to change a timer. I assume that means the programmer.
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wrote:

nope, the timer is there to short something out and blow it exactly 3 days after the warrenty has expired :)
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On Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:58:05 +0100

Ours is coming next Tuesday, for Model Hotpoint DWF-30. I think they are getting busy.
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wrote:

low

It took all of ten minutes to replace the entire control board. Apparently it's because the heater is connected via 2 large spades and on one occasion they got warm. The new board has a multi connector. My engineer had never seen one that was a problem.
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On 18/06/2014 15:25, Lawrence wrote:

"... more than 600,000 dishwashers that were recalled due to fire hazard concerns are still unaccounted for."
When the numbers sold are so big, just a tiny percentage of failures is still important.
A customer of mine had a Bosch dishwasher catch fire 7-odd years ago. It was running unattended overnight and the result was quite catastrophic. The fire was extinguished before it got a real hold and flames didn't spread beyond the kitchen. But by far the worst damage was through smoke and fumes throughout the rest of the house. Carpets, curtains, decoration, furniture, clothes etc., all had to be specialist-cleaned or replaced and the house was uninhabitable for weeks.
Fortunately the occupants were awakened in time by a smoke alarm and escaped injury. The lead fireman commented that without the alarm, his team would have been filling body bags. A forensic team arrived later to examine the scene and take away evidence.
The household insurance cover was solid, but the disruption was enormous and it took months to get things straight.
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