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Old 17 March 2013, 07:35   #1
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Bosch Dishwasher recall (fire risk)

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There are almost half a million Bosch/Siemens/Neff dishwashers adrift in the UK and Ireland that remain untraced after a recall to address a potential fire risk. Over 260 fires have occurred, damaging kitchens and houses. The recall was in 2011 but I've just heard about it. Apparently nearly half a million others hadn't either! Affected machines were sold from 1999-2005.

I was rather startled today to discover that one of them is mine! I BET someone else on here has one too.

Bosch recall info here: Linky
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Old 17 March 2013, 08:06   #2
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Its not just the dodgy ones!

London Fire Brigade have run some tests on domestic fridges recently and the results show they are extremely flammable!

The phasing out of CFC fridges means their replacements are blown with Pentane which is uber flammable!

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Hmmm, interesting. I fitted one of those for Mrs Erin's grandparents a few years back. Better get it checked, don't want the inheritance (or granny) to go up in smoke.
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Currently 'running' a Smeg D/W. No danger of it catching fire or cleaning a dish. Useless pile of sh**e!

Was gonna look into a Botch next. Not buy one, just look into one.
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Bosch are saying that the problem is caused by fluctuations in the power supply in the national grid causing a solder connection in the control panel to overheat.

The problem didn't start happening until 2010.

I have a Bosch dishwasher one but not one of the affected models.
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Yep, We got a recall letter 11 months after coming home to find ours full of smoke! circuitboard all burnt out. /it was out of warranty is just skipped it.
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Was gonna look into a Botch next. Not buy one, just look into one.
Now, despite it's latent potential to, um, flare up, in it's defense I have to say that it has been run daily for, oh, a decade or so and hasn't given ANY trouble. I'll be getting mine sorted shortly but won't run it "unattended" until then, just in case!

I expect the problem was that they were designed to run on yer sensible hardworking German electricity that doesn't lie down for Tiffin
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Bosch are saying that the problem is caused by fluctuations in the power supply in the national grid ...
Bosch engineer came to ours last week to mend a broken dish washer cutlery tray. When done, he gets this gizmo out which he plugs in all around the kitchen and scribbles readings into his laptop.

"Every visit I make got to record mains voltage, mate". Asked him why .. he just smiled and didn't answer.

I know now ...
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I have two dishwashers both 13 years old and apart from the occassional campfire have so far proved to be fairly un-inflammable! Their pocketmoney however does seem to be costing more annually...
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Last dishwasher, A Dietrich, apparently had Bosch internals, bloody thing only lasted a quarter of a century. Thought about asking for me money back Got an uber posh Miele now which I have to say does a cracking job Guess things have moved on since the dark ages
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