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WD 61 trips electric

Thankyou to zeusfaber for taking the time to try to sort my problem. model is a WD61 I have found that the m/c still trips even when the coolest setting which is incomming water supply (by the manual) temp for a quickwash is used. BUT if i remove the small pipe to the pressure swith once its tripped and then reconnect it and switch on again the m/c will carry on working . the machine trips the electric as it first starts to fill the drum fills a reasonable amount then everything stops .i have turned the drum by hand then switched the power back on and this has worked a few times ,ive checked the brushes in the motor and they are fine.there is a small clear water pipe pipe running up to some sort of valve at the front/top of the machine ive disconnected the pipe and the thing seems to want to work but i stopped it incase of overfilling.i did blow and suck to see if the valve was working and there was a click each time i did this which seemed to indicate it was working but this was done with the power off . the problem seems to be there regardless of the load in the machine.

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Re: WD 61 trips electric

It's a bit hard to imagine this set of symptoms (repeatably at that stage of the cycle) being anything other than the element or the motor - and I have to say my money's still on the element. Doing a proper insulation test requires an expensive tool (an ordinary multimeter won't hack it) so you'll have to use a process of elimination. Making all your connections and disconnections with the power off: First pull all the connections except the earth off the element, and tie them back if it looks like they might touch anything - then run the machine and see if the problem goes away (indicates an element problem). If the problem persists, then reconnect the element, run the machine again to check the problem hasn't gone away all by itself, then remove the multiplug off the end of the motor and see whether that makes the trip problem go away. If you have to replace the motor: a new one is about £85. If you have an older machine with a GEC motor, be aware that these are now obsolete and that most replacements have a different plug. They usually come with a conversion kit (just make sure yours does). A.

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