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.
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
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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.
"... 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
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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