Daikin to repair overheating air conditioners

By James Wells

SYDNEY: Daikin Australia is voluntary rectifying a fault in four models of inverter split system air conditioners sold over a four year period after components were found to overheat.

According to a statement released by the product safety section of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), there four defective Daikin air conditioner models – RK25JVEA9, RK35JVEA9, RX25JVEA9 and RX35JVEA9 which were manufactured between 2001 and 2005.

The products feature electrical tracking between conductors on the terminal board assembly which causes overheating.

Daikin Australia will contact owners of all air conditioning units affected and will send technicians who are either Daikin employees or contractors to rectify the fault.

"A number of processes have been put in place to contact retailers and customers in writing," a spokesperson for Daikin Australia told Current.com.au.

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