Don’t stop a tumble dryer mid-cycle. Especially if it’s been on a while and is very hot. There are two potential consequences. Turning it off mid-cycle could cause a malfunction, or in extreme cases could cause laundry inside to catch fire. There are overheat protection TOCs inside designed to trip at dangerous temperatures. A higherread the full article..
Fire risks in appliances
This is a category list of all my articles related to fire risks in appliances. Some warnings are specific to one appliance, but some are relevant to anyone with an appliance. Sadly, appliance fires are relatively common but many risks can be avoided or mitigated by following advice. Make the effort to scroll through the article list - some advice could save a serious incident.
Here is another important warning to pass on and take note of, this time it’s regarding a potential Siemens tumble dryer fire risk. The only dryers affected by this specific notice are ones manufactured in 2002. What is the fire risk? “An electrical component on a limited number of Siemens branded tumble dryers manufacturedread the full article..
This is another appliance safety notice, this time for washing machines. From what I can see these washing machines were sold exclusively by Argos as they are the only ones referenced in the product safety notice. There is apparently a potential fire risk caused by defective electronic component in the control panel which may overheat.read the full article..
This Hotpoint and Indesit gas cookers safety notice refers to the risk of a specific part failure which could lead to a gas leak on cookers sold during October and November 2013 in the UK. To find out if you have an affected cooker, check the model and serial number on the inside of yourread the full article..
Another Hotpoint dishwasher safety notice involving the potential risk of a fire. Dishwashers are a worrying source of fires and this is the second one in recent years from Hotpoint (see link at bottom of article) although to be fair this is an old dishwasher so there’s likely to be relatively few still running. Whichread the full article..
You need to be careful when using extension leads and cables with washing machines. This advice also goes for dishwashers and tumble dryers. It’s not ideal to plug a washing machine permanently into an extension cable because it introduces an extra risk of electrical overheating. Miele for example say in their washing machine instruction book,read the full article..