Beko has issued a safety notice warning that some of their condenser tumble dryers are at risk of catching fire. The notice only applies to machines manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012, and the notice was issued after several incidents where an electical component in the tumble dryer failed and overheated leading to a potential risk of fire.
To find out if you have been affected, you need to check the serial number. Open the main door and look for the silver rating plate. It should be located just below the main opening as illustrated by the picture to the right. The number on the plate that follows ‘S/N’ is the serial number. The first two digits indicates the year it was made, the last two digits indicate the month. You will need to contact Beko if the first two digits are 12 and the last two digits are any of the following; 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10.
If you have a serial number that fits the above criteria, the next step is to go to Beko’s dryer safety website (Link below) where there is more information and a link to check if your dryer is one of those affected.
Alternatively you can call Beko on 0800 917 2018 or 1800 25 29 25 in Ireland, between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am and 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
If your dryer is one of those affected, unplug it straight away as a precaution and do not use it.
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