Which? calls for clarity after 30 consumers report ‘fixed’ dryers catching fire, producing smoke or burning smell

A consumer group is calling for the urgent publication of a report into Whirlpool’s fire-risk tumble dryers, amid fresh concerns about the manufacturer’s repair programme and its handling of an issue that may have left up to 500,000 potentially dangerous machines in UK homes.

Which? revealed it had been contacted by more than 30 consumers whose supposedly “fixed” tumble dryers had caught fire, produced smoke or the smell of burning. In some cases this appeared to be as a result of fluff catching on the heating element – the issue the modification was designed to fix, the consumer group said.

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