- 2 in five Beko washing machines explode
I’m going back to banging clothes on rocks 🙁Posted 3 years agodeadkennyMember
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).Posted 3 years agoCougarSubscriber
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.Posted 3 years agorickonSubscriber
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 yearPosted 3 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
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 MailPosted 3 years ago
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