Is my Creda tumble dryer safe?

Is my Creda tumble dryer safe?

More than 100 Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, Proline and Swan tumble dryer models (all brands owned by Whirlpool) made between April 2004 and October 2015 could pose a fire risk. The fault in the dryers could lead to fires if excess fluff comes into contact with the heating element.

What is the problem with tumble dryers?

One of the most common problems with a tumble dryer is that the belt has snapped, causing the drum to fail to turn. Checking the drive belt is, therefore, a great idea. Before checking the drive belt, always disconnect the dryer from the mains. The belt on a dryer is harder to get to than on a washing machine.

Do Creda still make tumble dryers?

Creda TCR2 Freestanding 6kg Condenser Tumble Dryer TCR2 The TCR2 freestanding 6kg condenser dryer from Creda features a 6kg load capacity, reverse action and no need for a vent kit.

How do I check if my Creda tumble dryer is safe?

Customers can check whether their machine’s specific model number is affected by looking on Indesit and Hotpoint safety sites (Creda owners can check via the Hotpoint site). According to the safety warning, if your product has a green “dot” sticker on the door area or on the back plate, no action is required.

How do I check if my tumble dryer has been recalled?

You can check for the green dot sticker in the door area, either on the door itself or the door rim. If there’s no green dot there, check the back panel of the machine in the middle and near the top. If your tumble dryer does not have a green dot, and was made between April 2004 and September 2015, it is affected.

Which tumble dryers are not safe?

A safety notice has been issued for Hotpoint, Indesit, Swan, Proline and Creda tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015 due to a risk of fire caused by fluff coming into contact with the heating elements.

Why is my dryer making a banging noise?

Worn Rollers: When a dryer is making loud squealing sound or thumping noise, the most common cause is worn down rollers. The rollers are designed to follow along the drum of the dryer as it spins. Part manufacturers sell dryer repair kits that typically include the rollers, idler pulley, and dryer belt.

What tumble dryers are being recalled?

Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Ariston, Swan and Proline Tumble Dryers – UPDATED JULY 2019 Recall

  • UPDATE JULY 2019: Whirlpool have released a full list of the affected models, available to view here:
  • This recall was initiated in November 2015.

Does an Indesit tumble dryer have a reset button?

The location of the reset button differs with different models – some may be found on the back of the machine – but the basic guide for resetting is to hold the Indesit tumble dryer reset button down (pressing in the red button) and if you hear it click, you’ll know it’s the cause of the tripped electrics.