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Why is our Hotpoint WDL520 washer-dryer tripping the RCD when drying?

We've had the above model of washer-dryer for approximately 3 years now without a problem. Recently though, it has begun to trip the RCD during the drying cycle. It will wash with no problem, then when we put it on to dry it will trip about 10 minutes in. Once back on though, it dries without a problem. I've only done this a couple of times to try to determine whether it was an ongoing problem, and the same things happen. Tried different sockets, no change. Any suggestions would be welcome, thanks.

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With the symptoms you describe i would suspect a intermittent heater element fault as you are getting earth leakage current which is tripping the whole supply rather than a current overload which would just trip the socket circuit breaker. Get the heating element checked over first as this is the most likely cause.

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Try disconnecting the heater and thermostats.
They are located behind a removeable cover at the rear of the dryer.
If it still trips, then the problem is likely to be more serious.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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