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When I switch on my lg top loader, the machine starts and then trips my earth leakage switch, leaving me without any electricity.

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It appears your timer/control board has failed in this instance.

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When I put the top down as it clicks in it trips the mains lve tried different plugs in the house with the same result


YOUR CIRCUIT BREAKER MAY BE A RCD SET TO TRIP AT
250 M-AMPS VERY SENSITIVE
TO ME IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE A ELECTRICAL COMPONENT OR CABLE SHORTING TO EARTH ,COULD BE SOME DAMP GOT IN SOME WHERE AND IS CAUSING A VERY SMALL ELECTRICAL LEAKAGE, HENCE TRIPPING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER. OR IT COULD BE A COMPONENT FAULT
PROBLEM COULD BE THE LID SWITCH ,GOT WET OR FAULTY, AND IT COULD BE COMPONENT AS PUMP OR MOTOR , AFTER YOU USUALLY CLOSE THE LID WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, DOES IT START FILLING WITH WATER/ COULD BE WATER SOLENOID VALVE FAULTY , WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IF YOU CAN REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENS AS SOON AS THE LID IS SHUT ,THAT'S WHAT MAYBE THE THING THAT IS SHORTING OUT, OR IF NOTHING HAPPENS WHEN YOU CLOSE LID NORMALLY UNTIL YOU SET UP CONTROLS
THEN THE PROBLEM COULD BE THE LID SWITCH OR WIRING TO IT FROM PROGRAMMER HOPE THIS IS SOME HELP. PS LEAVE IT OVER NIGHT TO DRY OUT IT MAY CLEAR IT'S SELF. GOOD LUCK

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Hello Dora,

An Earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB) is a safety device used in electrical installations with high Earth impedance to prevent shock. It detects small stray voltages on the metal enclosures of electrical equipment, and interrupts the circuit if a dangerous voltage is detected.

You should have an appliance service person come out for a service call since there may be a dangerous shock hazard present on the machine.

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