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Dishwasher tripping the circuit breaker

Hi, 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. Andy

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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. back.

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