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Re: wd440g Hotpoint - in wash cycle and is blowing all...
You will have a short circuit somewhere. usually the dryer box, but to get the water out you need to put the end of the drain hose lower than the water level into a basin to syphon it out.
the heating element of the dryer sometimes come loose on these machines and can be the cause of a short.
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syphon out the water by getting the end of the drain hose into a basin and putting it lower than the water level. a few shakes usually gets it flowing. you probably have a short circuit. my guess would be the heater box/element to start.
Could be a sticking water level switch, which controls the water level, or a blockage in the hose to the switch, or a trapped or split hose to the switch. the hose in question is about 6mm in diam,and goes from the sump hose to the pressure switch,if u remove the hose from the preesure switch chamber, check for a blockage there, and blow down the hose to see if it is clear, u should hear the switch click if it is clear, if no click and hose is clear, then I wud say the switch is faulty.
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You said, During final spin/rinse a vibrating/buzzing noise begins behind the
from panel and which appears to be coming from just to the right of the
soap drawer. After a few seconds, either the trip throws on the
household consumer unit, or on one occasion, the fuse in the mains plug
blew as well. Have noticed (don't know if connected) that soap drawer is
often found containing water after machine is finished.
1.The soap dish needs to be cleaned out, holes clogged. The instructions for this process is in the user guide and I'll paste the site below for you in case you do not have it available to you. 2.The noise sounds like a short or electrical problem starting. For this you will need a hands on diagnoses. TRY doing the soap drawer first to be sure that it is not the culprit! The book can be found here and the drawer info on page 12:
is it the motor that got hot?, if so then check the motor carbons for wear, as these heat up when worn, also if the carbons are fine check the pump and filters for blockages, this makes the motor spin while water is still in the machine causing the motor to overheat, and subsequently tripping and blowing the fuses etc
hope i have helped a little
It's unusual for a household RCD to go out on excess current from an appliance - the fuse in the plug top and circuit fuse/MCB in the consumer unit should provide closer protection. This leaves you with an earth fault.
Earth faults aren't usually related to motor load.
Watch carefully what phase of the cycle the trip happens. Does it correlate with the start of water heating? A very frequent cause of low current earth faults is water ingress into the heating element.
If you can trip the RCD reliably on every cycle, running the same cycle with the element disconnected would confirm whether or not this is the cause.