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Machine keeps tripping the fuse at the fuse box - WD61 Aquarius Hotpoint

My Hotpoint Aquarius WD61 will run for a will on drying cycles, spins or washes. However after about 15 to 30 minutes the machine trips the fuse at the fuse box. After resetting the fuse the machine will then trip the fuse instantly on any type of wash, dry or spin cycle.
Once left for an hour or two you are back to square one were the machine works for about 15 - 30 minutes.
I have checked inside & out and their is nothing obviously wrong. Any help would be well received. I have the exactly the same problem as you Donna, I have checked my plug and it is a 13 amp which is the correct one. I am now stuck for any more ideas. HELP

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I believe the problem is in the fus(breaker). I would say that it is the thermal fuse in the machine but it usually goes out before the breaker does. The breaker has gotten weak over the years. You have a hi limit on the machine as well but I doubt this is it. Let me know how you do.

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