TV3 has its own Herald Bomb

A recall of top loader machine yet the 3 News site shows a front loader in the picture.


Electronics giant Samsung is trying to fix 36,000 washing machines sold in New Zealand because of fears the top loaders are a fire hazard.

The company says purchasers of the six top-loader models affected should contact Samsung to arrange a free repair.

It says 15 fires involving the machines have been reported in Australia, where 150,000 have been sold.

The fires were sparked by water condensing on the machine’s motor connection, New South Wales Fair Trading said.

NSW fire investigators raised safety concerns after fire-fighters attended six fires linked to the washing machines since November.

The models affected are: SW75V9WIP, SW65V9WIP, SW70SPWIP, SW80SPWIP, WA85GWGIP and WA85GWWIP.

The numbers can be found on the back of the machines.


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  • Dr Wang

    You expect TV3 to get this right?…you over-estimate their intelligence.

  • Never in the dark…..

    It doesn’t look like a Samsung either.

    • johnbronkhorst

      carefully cropped picture, to cut out make and model.

    • CowboyBebop

      My last flat had a samsung front loader with the same rotary knob and digital display. Damn thing had to be fixed 3 times during the year, each time taking a week.

  • cows4me

    What’s wrong with the statement, it’s a top loader if you tip it on it’s back.

  • DangerMice
  • Dave

    They have obviously employed an ex Herald Reporter. Suggest someone advises the HR department.