Daikin air conditioner fault poses shock risk to technicians

dirty aircon duct being taken off the wall by black gloved hands
// 39 models sold between 2017 - 2024 are affected
Anula Wiwatowska
Jun 25, 2024
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A range of Daikin ducted air conditioners may pose serious risk to technicians due to a wiring fault.

According to a product recall published by the ACCC, the wiring harness in the indoor fan deck of a handful of models was assembled in reverse. Although this causes no problem to consumers, technicians servicing the affected models are at risk of serious injury or even death from an electric shock.

39 models sold between September 29, 2017 and February 15, 2024 across may hold the fault. Consumers can check the model number of their air conditioner by looking at the number beginning with ‘F’ on the rating plate of the outdoor unit. If that number appears on the model number list, consumers can contact Daikin for assistance.

Recalled model numbers:

FDYQ180LCV1, FDYQ200LCV1, FDYQ250LCV1, FDYQN180LCV1, FDYQN200LCV, FXDQ20TV1A, FXDQ20TV1B, FXDQ20TV1BA, FXDQ20TV1C, FXDQ20TV1CA, FXDQ25TV1A, FXDQ25TV1B, FXDQ25TV1BA, FXDQ25TV1C, FXDQ25TV1CA, FXDQ32TV1A, FXDQ32TV1B, FXDQ32TV1BA, FXDQ32TV1C, FXDQ32TV1CA, FXDQ40TV1A, FXDQ40TV1B, FXDQ40TV1BA, FXDQ40TV1C, FXDQ40TV1CA, FXDQ50TV1A, FXDQ50TV1B, FXDQ50TV1BA, FXDQ50TV1C, FXDQ50TV1CA, FXDQ63TV1A, FXDQ63TV1B, FXDQ63TV1BA, FXDQ63TV1C, FXDQ63TV1CA, FXMQ160PV1A, FXMQ180PV1A, FXMQ200PV1A, FXMQ250PV1A.

Impacted models should not be serviced before contacting Daikin. If you can not locate your model number and believe your unit may be affected, call Daikin Customer Service on 1300 362 438.

Generally the air conditioner manufacturer has a good track record, with only one other recall listed on the books from January 2007. At this time the electrical tracking in some outdoor units was overheating, causing a fire risk.

Anula Wiwatowska
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Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the Reviews.org extended universe. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and culture. Anula was a finalist for Best Feature Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards, and an eight time finalist across categories at the IT Journalism Awards. Her work contributed to WhistleOut's Best Consumer Coverage win in 2023.

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