03.08.12: A Roseland Online reader has contacted us to let people be aware of a little-known fire hazard warning for Bosch, Neff and Siemens dishwashers.
Their respective quality control departments have identified that an electrical component on a limited number of their branded dishwashers may overheat and, in very rare cases, cause a potential fire hazard.
To tackle this issue, the manufacturers concerned are voluntarily undertaking a free in-home repair programme of affected dishwashers which were manufactured between 1999 and 2005.
The affected dishwashers are certain models in the batch number range from FD 7901 to FD 8504.
Dishwashers outside of the above batch range, they say, are not affected.
The appliance details can be found either on the top or on a sticker to the left hand side of the inner part of the door (see pic.)
If you think your dishwasher is affected, they ask that you visit their website and enter your model number together with your batch number to verify whether your particular model of dishwasher is affected, From there you will be able to arrange your free of charge repair immediately.
Alternatively you can contact their call centre on Freephone 0800 023 4881. The opening hours are Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm and Sat – Sun 8am – 6pm.