Going on the hotpoint link.
It says if you have a green dot on your machine, its OK. Already been modified.
My dryer is about 3 yrs old, and has a green dot on it.
So they must have known there was a problem long ago, not just 12 months ago when the public were first aware.
Have they maybe been waiting for the usual 2yr guarantees to run out ?
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