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Dishwasher tripping fuse box

When I try to use the machine, it trips the RCD circuit breaker in my fuse box. The only exception is the short rinse cycle which works fine. Any ideas?

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Has the door got any heavier, as mine started tripping the electrics when a spring broke and short circuited the connections.
f so you will have to get the spring out, from the underneath is best and replace it if you want the door to work correctly again. On mine the second one went a month later.

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