Dishwashers in fire scareElectrolux warns customers

23 June 2007

 

Hand on plate in dishwasher

Electrolux has issued a warning to customers over fears that some of its dishwashers could burst into flames.

The company says a component in some models of AEG-Electrolux and Zanussi-Electrolux dishwashers may pose a potential fire risk.

Anyone with an affected model should stop using their dishwasher immediately and switch off the appliance.

No product bought before July 2006 is affected and the dishwashers with potential problems are:

Brand

Model (Mod)

PNC

AEG-Electrolux

F50765

911916296

 

F50765

911516005

 

ZSF6161

911916239

 

ZSF6161 S

911916240

 

ZDF501

911516002

ZANUSSI-Electrolux

ZDF501 S

911516007

 

IZZI ALU

911915225

 

ZSF6161 N

911916260

 

ZSF6161 X

911916265

 

The Model, PNC and Serial Number of the dishwasher are printed on the rating plate on the right side of the dishwasher door. The location of the rating plate is also shown in the user guide that came with the appliance.

If the model number matches one in the table below and falls into the given serial range then the dishwasher is an affected model.

Only the following serial numbers are affected: 62700001 to 64099999 and 70800001 to 71699999

Consumers owning one of these dishwashers should contact the Electrolux hotline on 0800 7076258 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or between 9am and 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

No other AEG-Electrolux or Zanussi-Electrolux appliances are affected.