During a cycle while the machine was circulating the water the circuit breaker tripped. Each time I reset the circuit breaker it trips when I try and continue the program. There is a quantity of water in the basin of the machine so I manually turned the programmer to drain. I switched the program back on and it tripped the circuit breaker again.
I have also tried changing the fuse but still no difference. Currently a 13Amp fuse in the plug.
I am unsure what to try next. Many Thanks for all your help.
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Re: Dishwasher tripping the circuit breaker
Andy, leave the breaker off and remove the toe panel (bottom panel) from the dishwasher. Remove the cover of the junction box where the cord connection or wiring is made. Look at the wire caps and see if they are not burnt. Sometimes these connections become loose and arch, tripping the breaker. If so, cut the wires, strip a new end and reconnect. Catriver...post back.
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This tells me that you do not have an overload situation. There is a short, and/or one or more faulty breakers possibly including the main breaker.
Even an experienced DIY'er with electrical knowledge would probably contact an electrician at this point. If there is a potential problem with the main breaker then it is best to get professional help.
Does it trip on other programmed cycles?
Or, do you only have the one circulation time?
This one is odd, if it only trips during one of multiple cycles.
It could happen this way: if you have two or more cycles programmed, and only the one 6:00 cycle has the option for the heater to come on, then you could have a bad heater element?
But the situation would have to have the spa in economy mode. Because heater will work only when timed filter cycles are activated, and if a demand for heat is registered, the heater will come on,and in your case, breaker will trip.
If in standard mode, the breaker will trip any time the spa comes on, when a demand for heat is registered, this is called "heat call" or call for heat.
When you say "trips out" do you mean the circuit breaker trips? If so the breaker in the electrical box may be bad. Also do you have anything on that circuit pulling high amps when the dishwasher is running? Also when does it "trip out" during a pump cycle or when the heating element cycle starts?
If the pump does not work at all then the pump may have went out. If it happens when the heating element cycle starts then it may be the circuit is overloading or the breaker is bad.
Are you sure the breaker is big enough to carry the Amps needed to start the drying cycle. You know that due to inductance it takes almost twice as many amps to start a motor as it does to run it.Find out how many Watts it uses and divide it by 120VAC and it will give the maximum amps it will draw. See if the breaker is high enough amp for it. A 25 Amp breaker should be efficient. I hope this helps you and if I can help you in anyway in the future let me know.
Do you mean the houses circuit breaker? If so, WHEN in the cycle does it blow the circuit breaker? WHEN it trips will tell you what to look at. I.E. If the circuit breaker trips during the fill cycle then it would be the walter inlet valve or the timer in the control panel; if it trips as soon as it is in the agitator cycle - then the motor or transmission; if it trips in the spin cycle - then the drain pump or transmission or control panel.
The issue is with the heating element of your dishwasher, it is withdrawing very large amount of power and thus, the circuit gets overloaded and circuit breaker trips. You'll need to check for any short circuits around the heater element. And, also the resistance of the heater element, it should be around 1.4K ohms to 1.8K ohms.
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Don't know what the 2-cycle is... but here are a couple things to consider:
Dishwashers by code must be connected to a GFCI circuit since they handle water. If there is a faulty ground anywhere on the device the GFCI will trip, hence saving you from being electrocuted. If the circuit breaker is under rated and the 2-cycle is drawing more current than the rating, it will blow. The dishwasher should be on its own circuit also. If more than one appliance is on the same circuit, it may be too much for that circuit. My guess is that the 2-cycle is trying to heat the water inside the washer and drawing alot of power. Make sure the rating of the circuit breaker matches the manufacturers recommendation.