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I assume you are refering to the earth leakage circuit breaker. This trips when a earth leak fault has occured. The normal cause for this could be
A) Water leaking via a pipe at the bottom comming in contact with one of the electric motors at the base of the washer.
B) A heating element has gone faulty with a electrical leak to earth.
You need to test this with a multimeter on the OHMS scale and rectify any short to earth that the meter would indicate.
If this is a new install where there was no dishwasher before. Or if your garbage disposal has been replaced. Then the plug in the garbage disposal inlet for the dishwasher drain may still be in place. You will have to disconnect the dishwasher drain and see if the inlet is clear. If not the garbage disposal will have to be removed, the plug punched out and then reinstalled. Good Luck!
you can replac the chopper as a seperate part, but will quickly clog, and destry ohter parts of the unit if removed. dont take this the wrong way but if you have a garbage disposer already rinse the dishes better to avaid further clogging of chopper
DISHWASHER SHOULD NOT BE ON A GFI CERCIUT. THATS YOUR PROBLEM . SHOULD BE A DEDICATED CERCIUT BUT IF NOT JUST INSTALL A REG OUTLET DONT WORRY THE DISHWASHER WILL TRIP THE BREAKER IN YOUR PANEL IF THERE IS A SHORT WITH THE WATER.
My dishwasher a diplomat 12 program (hja8640) was doing exactly the same where every now and again when turned on at the plug it would trip. After engineers coming out several times and failing to fix it, they condemed it. New one was supplied, however did exactly the same thing. The electrician came back, checked the RCD power breaker and this was fine. It was then discovered that some dishwashers and washing machines send out a lot of earth leakage, combine this with other appliances on in the house can be enough to trip.
Soloution. The electrician removed the kitchen circut from the RCD breaker and intalled another breaker RCD just for the kitcehn loop, this therefore means that the kitchen has a seperate trip from the rest of the house, and touch wood, has solved the problem. This mind you has taken about three months to work out so i hope it saves you some time.