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Tumble dryer blaze warning

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Dunteachin, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    If you have a Hotpoint/Indesit model, certain ones are liable to burst into flames. Check the details on the This Morning website and find out if yours has been recalled.
    I must say, I never go out with appliances running and would never go to bed with the tumble dryer on. Always clean the filters and remove the lint after every load!
     
  2. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    My washing machine switches itself off completely when the cycle has finished. I agree though @Dunteachin, I wouldn't go out or to bed with appliances running.

    Don't have a tumbler though- just a 'maiden' in the utility area. Dries quickly too!
     
  3. FairyHoneyPeaches

    FairyHoneyPeaches Occasional commenter

    Isn't it cheaper for some people to run appliances at night when the electricity demand is less and the cost cheaper (Economy 7)
     
  4. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Have just been out to check mine.... have to go over and down the 2 awkward steps to the garage to see the dryer (I never use it as it goes against the grain,...) as MrRemfan is in charge of drying the bedding when it is washed and he uses the machine. The door is broken!! It is hanging off its hinge when opened. (he had been clearing out the lint tho as with my suspicious nature I doubted his word!! and in any case it is too old a model to be included in the alert)
     
  5. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Yep, but be aware of the risk. 3,000+ blazes a year due to appliances!
     
  6. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    That's what we do!
     
  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Mine is an Indesit so I'm going to check now if it's been re-called.
     
  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Phew. Mine is not one of the re-called numbers.
     

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