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Washing machine blown fuses

My indesit w123s washing machine is blowing the 13amp fuses about every 3 to 4 washes no water leaks or short circuits visable could it be the motor ?

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  • david barr May 07, 2007

    i dont have an rcd fitted the wiring is about 17 years old this happend before and i changed the main capacitor or filter it was ok for 4 to 5 weeks giving a wash every 2 days now the problem has returned ?

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    indesit washing/dryer machine keeps tripping the fuse box



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Can't promise it isn't the motor, but there are other suspects (maybe more likely, and probably cheaper to fix). Few questions: 1. Do you have a RCCB (also called an RCD, Residual Current Device, Current Operated Earth Leakage Trip etc.) protecting your ring mains? (How to look for one: If your wiring is less than fifteen or so years old, it might be built into the main switch on your fuse box, if a little bit older, you want to look for a separate box - usually grey, about the shape and size of an After-Eights box, with a big switch and a test button on). 2. What stage of the cycle does this happen at? 3. If it always happens during the "wash" phase, can you make it happen at all if you run a series of cold wash cycles? (don't need to have laundry or detergent in the machine to test this). A.

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    Alastair Macleod May 07, 2007

    The thing I have at the back of my mind is the possibility that the heater element is breaking down. If you're RCD protected, this fault will take the trip out long before it gets to the fuse blowing stage. If you're not, the fuse is the first line of defence.

    If it only goes during the "wash" phase of the cycle, never during any of the rinses, and never during a cold wash, I'd be very suspicious of the heater. If it doesn't match that pattern, then you need to look for something else.

    If you haven't already done this while checking for shorts, give the drum assembly a good shoogle on its supports. Watch where the moving parts pass close to fixed cabling, and check for chafing there. Look also at the bits of cable which bridge the gap between fixed and floating assemblies.

    In short, unless the (expensive) motor doesn't sound like it's running right, check everything else first.




Hi - had a similar problem with about 3 different makes of washing machine - the RCD switch on the main household fuse box was continually tripping . Nobody could give me a right answer . Eventually ended up with a Hotpoint . Felt sorry for the delivery guys from the electrical retailers having to keep dragging machines in and out .

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