Whirlpool washing machine recall: the full list of affected washing machines

Worried your washing machine is affected? This is the full list of machines on the Whirlpool washing machine recall

Whirlpool washing machine recall
(Image credit: Hotpoint)

The Whirlpool washing machine recall saga continues, with people still reporting problems getting in touch with Whirlpool following the announcement that they'd be recalling as many as 519,000 washing machines after Christmas. A fault in door construction makes a whole range of Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines overheat, making them a fire hazard. 

Following reports of washing machine doors that have been smoking, emitting a burning smell, and even melting, Whirpool said it would offer everyone affected a replacement like-for-like machine, or a no-cost fix.

The recall won't be rolled out before January, with people claiming they haven't been told how long exactly they'd have to wait for their washing machine to be fixed or replaced. 

Whirlpool will not refund owners of faulty machines, and will not accept repairs by anyone but a Whirlpool-registered engineer, which will leave lots of people without a washing machine for weeks. 

However, Whirlpool have advised that owners of these machines may be able to continue using them in the meantime if they do all their laundry on the coldest, 20ºC programme. This may well suit some people, but busy families with young children in particular will struggle, given the importance of hot cycles for disinfecting towels and clothes. 

Although the specially set up Washing Machine Recall website crashed yesterday due to people trying to find out whether their washing machine was on the recall list, it is now up and running. If you're still experiencing problems, or want to just very quickly see if your washing machine is being recalled, here's the list of affected models:

  • 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 171418

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