You may have recently seen in the news that Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd has identified up to 500,000 Indesit and Hotpoint washing machines to be recalled and replaced in the UK.

Following discussions with the Government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards, Whirlpool’s announcement relates to a fire risk from the door lock system on certain washing machine models. Affected consumers are advised to unplug their machine and register with Whirlpool for a replacement.

Under the recall, consumers with an affected washing machine will be entitled to a free replacement. Old machines will be removed and replacements installed, at no cost to the consumer.

If you have a washing machine from Hotpoint or Indesit please follow the steps below:

  1. Check if it’s a model with a known fault. The model numbers are below and also on the Whirlpool website (opens in new tab).
  2. If it is a model number listed below, unplug and do not use the washing machine. Please contact the Whirlpool Freephone hotline 0800 316 1442 or register on the Whirlpool website (opens in new tab).
The model numbers affected are:
  • WMEF 742 P UK
  • WMYL 7151PS UK
  • WMEF 722 BC UK
  • WMFG 741P UK
  • WMAQF 721G UK
  • WMXTF 742P UK
  • WMXTF 742G UK
  • WMXTF 742K UK
  • WMAQF 621P UK
  • WMAQF 621G UK
  • WMAQL 621G UK
  • WMSAQG 621P UK
  • WMFUG 742P UK
  • WMFUG 742G UK
  • XWA 81252X K UK
  • XWA 81252X W UK
  • XWD 71452X K UK
  • WMBF 742K UK
  • WMAQC 741P UK
  • WMAQC 741G UK
  • WMBF 742P UK
  • WMBF 742G UK
  • WMFUG 742 P UK.M
  • WMXTF 742P UK.M
  • WMFG 741P UK.M
  • WMAQF 721P UK.M
  • WMFUG 842P UK.M
  • WMXTF 842P UK.M
  • WMAQF 641 P UK.M
  • WMAQB 721P UK.M
  • WMAQC 641P UK.M
  • WMAQC 741P UK.M
  • WMBF 742P UK.M
  • FML 742P UK
  • WMJLL 742P UK
  • WMJLF 842P UK
  • WMAOD 743P UK
  • WMAOD 743G UK
  • WMEUF 743G UK
  • WMEUF 743P UK
  • WMEUF 722P UK

If your machine is one of the models above, please contact us to advise us that you have requested a recall so that we can update our records.