We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Hotpoint FML742P review

Product alert

Models of this washing machine, manufactured between October 2014 and February 2018, have been recalled by the manufacturer, Whirlpool, as it poses a fire risk. That's why we've made this washing machine a Don't Buy.

The machines are being recalled owing to a fault with the door lock, which results in them posing a fire risk.

If you own one of these washing machines you should stop using it immediately, unplug it and register with Whirlpool for a free replacement machine, or a free repair.

Call Whirlpool on 0800 316 1442 or register your machine online.

£259.00 Typical price

Test score %

Key features
  • Freestanding
  • Medium capacity
  • White
Reviewed

The Hotpoint FML742P freestanding washing machine is priced attractively, it spins at 1400 rpm and there’s room inside for 7kg of laundry. But we’ve reduced its score to 0% due to it being recalled by the manufacturer as models of this washing machine manufactured between October 2014 and February 2018 have been recalled as they pose a fire risk. If you own one of these washing machines you should stop using it immediately, unplug it and register with Whirlpool for a free replacement machine, or a free repair. Call Whirlpool on 0800 316 1442 or register your machine online washingmachinerecall.whirlpool.co.uk

Included in our expert review
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I need to know?
  • Should I buy it?
Try Which? for £1
You can cancel at any time

Test results

The overall Which? test score is made up of the following star ratings, all determined by our rigorous lab tests.

Find out how we test washing machines
Try Which? for £1
You can cancel at any time

Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

Make smarter choices

We have tested 296 washing machines and found that there are 27 Don't Buys and 122 Best Buys.
Range of Washing machine scores
  1. 0%
    Lowest score
  2. 65%
    Average score
  3. 89%
    Highest score
We'll show you where this model sits on the scale so that you can see how it compares to washing machines we've tested
Try Which? for £1
You can cancel at any time

Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

    CompareRemove all products