Samsung opens 24-hour hotline for washing machine recall enquiries

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Samsung Electronics Australia has added a second hotline to field calls concerning its washing machine recall and opened up the service for 24 hour contact.

In a statement released 24 hours after the recall was first made, Samsung encouraged affected consumers to utilise its dedicated email address (wm.samsung@samsung.com) and its microsite (www.samsung.com/au/washingmachinerecall), in addition to its hotlines.

“As a result of considerable customer contact/communications last night and today, we have significantly increased resources to assist customers determine if they have an affected unit, and (if applicable) to help get their product serviced as a matter of urgency,” said a Samsung spokesperson.

“Samsung has added additional customer service staff and increased the service hours of its Product Safety Hotline (1800 239 655) to 24 hours, seven days a week. In addition, Samsung has today created a second telephone line, 1800 *** ***, which together will help handle the high volume of calls we have experienced. Customers can immediately use either number.” (The phone number is redacted because it has since changed to a different business.)

After being connected to 15 fires nationwide, Samsung recalled around 150,000 top-load washing machines. Once consumers have made contact with Samsung, a technician will be sent to rectify the problem. This process should take around 30 minutes.

The six affected models are SW65V9WIP/XSA, SW75V9WIP/XSA, SW70SPWIP/XSA, SW80SPWIP/XSA, WA85GWGIP/XSA andWA85GWWIP/XSA.

“Our customer’s safety is our top priority. We are continuing to work closely with the regulators and authorities on this major undertaking and are deeply concerned about the inconvenience this recall has caused to our customers. We will continue to provide updates and will ensure our customers get their products reworked as quickly as possible.”

Samsung’s 24-hour hotline is 1800 239 655.

Samsung’s 8am to 8pm hotline is 1800 *** ***.

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5 Responses to Samsung opens 24-hour hotline for washing machine recall enquiries

  1. Jason tweed Wed 3 Sep 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Hi I have a Samsung front loader bubblewash 7.5kg washine machine wf1752wpc and it keeps stopping mid wash and the letters SE shows up on the screen,I was wondering if there is a solution to this?

  2. Julie Jones Thu 26 Feb 2015 at 12:50 am #

    I have a Samsung washing machine SW75V9W….Have they been recalled

    • Kathryn Carlaw Fri 22 May 2015 at 5:53 pm #

      Julie , If you haven’t already done so,

      Check the full serial number on the back of the machine, near the barcode and call or email to book a technician.

      The recall models are: SW65V9WIP/XSA, SW75V9WIP/XSA, SW70SPWIP/XSA, SW80SPWIP/XSA, WA85GWGIP/XSA andWA85GWWIP/XSA.

      Only the first part of the number is on the front of the machine

      I have had a house fire before caused by a washing machine (different brand) and have only just now found that I have one of the machines in this recall.

      I never leave the machine on when we go out or go to bed and always turn off the power when not in use.

      Please get it checked.

  3. Dyann Murray Wed 4 Mar 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Hi. I have a Samsung SW75. My machine is stopping, not draining and not spinning.

  4. Dee gazitepe Sun 3 May 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    My Samsung sw75v9w top loader turns on but does not start to wash

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