Ideally yes you should turn off appliances at the socket when not in use. If the wall socket doesn’t have an on off switch it would need to be unplugged instead. Electricity still runs inside an appliance even if it’s switched off if it’s left plugged into a live wall socket. If electricity is present,... continue reading.
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Washing machines are heavy. This is due to concrete blocks inside. If the drum wasn’t weighted down it would bang violently from side to side, and try to burst up through the lid during spin. Modern washing machines usually have 2 drum weights inside. One on top of the drum, and one either underneath or... continue reading.
Here is another safety notice. Issued by the manufacturer of Caple fridges. From what I can see this safety notice was originally issued in 2015. The manufacturers are reissuing the notice in a fresh attempt to ensure all affected models still around are modified. These fridges were apparently made between 2007 and 2008 so they... continue reading.
Their cost is the main disadvantage for most people. A higher quality washing machine needs more financial investment to purchase. They cost a lot more up front but they are supposed to be cheaper over the long run by lasting longer and breaking down less. However, although a Miele should be far less likely to... continue reading.
Hotpoint have reacted to reports that the Grenfell fire was caused by one of their fridge freezers. It is still too early to know exactly what caused the fridge freezer to catch fire. Reports are that there was an explosion. Unfortunately modern refrigerators do contain explosive gas. This is due to new regulations banning the... continue reading.
If your washing machine is stuck full of water you need to drain it out before trying to repair it. If you are buying a new one instead, you still need to drain out all the water so you can move it. (If you’ve already drained the water out and want to troubleshoot why it... continue reading.