Almost every time I switch on the socket to the machine, (and before the machine itself is switched on) it trips the RCD. Two independent electricians have tested all my circuits and have concluded that there is a fault on the machine which causes a surge in power which results in a leakage which causes the trip on the RCD. Has this been found before - the machine has had this fault throughou is 16 months of service. Once the RCD has been reset (with the power established) the machine works perfectly well.t
Hi there , this is a tricky one as you say when everything is reset the thing works fine. The RDC is measuring imbalance in the power line. and will trip if out of balance. there is a slight inconsistency in your description which leads me to suspect the RFI suppressor may be at fault . This remains live when power is on but machine off. this may have a grounded electrolytic capacitor in the line which may upset the startup balance. to check try restarting the machine several times . As such it is not a fault rather a mismatch in sensetivity .. one solution leave power on at the wall socket and plugged in..
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Aug 17, 2012 - 110.24872300) washing machine which up to this point has been ...Note what is happening when it trips (is it starting to spin, starting to drain, filling, etc.).... If the outlet trips when the washing machine isn't running and isn't ...
Switching on the plug socket that the washing machine's plugged into caused no problems, but switching the machine itself on trips the RCD. ... then its possibly the water fill solenoid as most cycles start with a water fill. ... I've always guessed it is theelectricity/water combo somewhere in the machine so err on the side of ...
I am assuming your RCD is fitted in your consumer unit (fuse-box)?
If so, then the chances of this being the cause is minimal. The RCD trips wen electricity is not balanced between live and neutral wires - which means some is leaking out to elsewhere - which it shouldn't because it is dangerous.
It would have helped if you had indicated how old your machine is, and how much use it has had but I am currently leaning towards the motor have several winding options that kick in (or not) depending on the spin speed. It would therefore be a motor fault, or something as simple as the brushes are disintegrating (which is often accompanied by hesitant and intermittent behaviour from the motor). These types of faults mean that some of the electricity may be leaking to the motor casing and then to earth.
I would recommend you call an engineer or if you have decent DIY skills, locate a replacement motor (ebay or the likes) and swap it out.
try this open the door and then plug it back in when the door is closed its got power so when open the power is really low if it trip after that it will be you main Bord and poss door switch but i will tell you its going to cost cheaper to buy a second hand machine if you have done what i have told you then get a call out but make sure the call out is cheap ok it could be a waste of time ok
hi martin it sound like bad earth this could be anythink check the plug for loose wire check the socket for loose wires if check motor wire in the washer also check circuit board connections if all wires are ok you could have a faulty motor hope it helps
It would seem to me that the heating element needs replacing from the information you have supplied especially as it performs most of the other functions like filling and spin and drain.
THE RCD SWITCH is concealed on the inner side of the hindges of the door or on the top innerside of the door. it is a simple push switch which has a mechanism of push to on/off this switch has got stuck in off position. change this switch or spray a drop of rust removal oil. it will start functioning
as you do not mention make /age of machine and was this a sudden fault ? for now best to carry out the simple progress of elimination as to what is causing trip out to operate? start at the plug? check the wires in plug then wiring to machine motor for any damage to wires insulation? have you tried another appliance in the socket ? to see if ok? if trip operates then investigate socket ? any more info ? would help to advise on further options ?