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  • 2 in five Beko washing machines explode
  • Premier Icon mrsfry
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    Hundreds of exploding washing machines uncovered by Which?

    I’m going back to banging clothes on rocks 🙁

    The more exciting Daily Mail version

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    It’s not 2 in 5 Beko washing machines though.

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    I need to see a spectacular video of one exploding else it didn’t happen.

    Daily Fail’s video of the tumble dryer catching fire is pathetic also. Didn’t catch fire, just a bit of smoke coming out of it. Totally undramatic despite their claim.

    I’ve had a number of PCs do that when their caps go bang in the PSUs. A bang and smoke but house doesn’t burn down (not yet).

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Explode? I doubt that very much.

    Premier Icon mrsfry
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    But the internet said ‘2 in 5’ are you saying the internet lied to me 🙁

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    The internet said that out of the few hundred reports they’d had about washing machines from many manufacturers, two fifths of those reports were for Beko machines.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    But the internet said ‘2 in 5’ are you saying the internet lied to me

    40% of all internet facts are actually untrue.

    Premier Icon shermer75
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    The Internet is true 70% of the time, every time

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Ordered.

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Got 5 just to be sure

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    But the internet said ‘2 in 5’ are you saying the internet lied to me

    2 in 5 would be 40% of sales.

    The report you linked to says, “Which? research has uncovered hundreds of cases of washing machine glass doors exploding – and two in five [of those] are Beko machines.”

    Assuming the report to be accurate, there are 2.6 million washing machines sold in the UK each year.

    Of those, “hundreds” have broken doors. Let’s split that in the middle as it’s not specific and say 500 have broken. So 500 out of 2,600,000 machines fail (which is generous as I’m assuming failure in the same year, could be a several years old machine). 500/2600000 is, rounding up, 0.02% of machines. That’s slightly different from 40%.

    If was assume the average lifespan of a washer is five years, then the failure rate of “hundreds” is in the thousandths of a percent.

    Premier Icon enfht
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    I’ll only believe this when it’s in the guardian.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    My 10kg Beko Washing Machine is chuffing amazeballs. Had an LG direct drive one before, but this is far better, incredibly quiet, takes a huge load, and lots of useful settings.

    Hope it doesn’t self destruct.

    EDIT: The likelihood is bonkers small: “out of more than three million washing machines sold by Beko since 2010, there have been 115 reported incidents, less than 0.003%”

    That’s less than the percentage of Orange Five frames failed last year

    Premier Icon mrsfry
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    None of you lot are invited to my kitten slumber party 🙁

    Well my Beko keeps on bursting into flames

    Ignore the fact it’s a Beko cooker, it still flames (this proves my internet point)

    runs off to eat cake in a bathtub full of tears 🙁

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    What a crap head line

    The washing machines don’t explode, just their glass doors.

    My Beko washing machine in the garage that I use for my cycling gear is set at 30 degrees.
    I can’t see how slightly warm water will cracking/explode the thick glass door.

    If you read the article that’s a massive 0.003% ….. “Exploding washing machines” how very Daily Mail

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