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Tumble dryer trips electricity

I have an Indesit IS70C Tumble dryer and when i start to use it it trips the electricity in my house.

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I own the same machine and this happened to me, if the internal working of the machine get wet it will cut off causing the electrics to trip. This model is a condenser dryer, at the bottom of the machine if you open up the flap you will see the condenser on the left hand side, the manufacturer recommends that you clean this unit once every month and also empty the reservoir and clean the fluff filter after every use. While this may seem like a lot of hard work there is a very good reason for this. I suspect that your problem is due to a build up of fluff and or gunge in the condenser and bottom of the machine. Remove the condenser and give it a good clean of all fluff, you can run water through it either in the sink or bath as the best way to do this it is very fiddley using just your hands. Next check to see if there is a build up of water in the back the machine where the condenser usually sits, you will have to lie on your stomach and reach into the back of the machine (OBVIOUSLY ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS SUPPLY BEFORE YOU DO THIS!) along the floor of the machine you will feel a channel cut into the plastic which runs into the sump at the back of the machine, if you have not cleaned the machine properly this is probably blocked and is the culprit. With this blocked the water is unable to travel to the pump that takes the water from the condenser into the resevoir at the top of the machine, and therefore it stays in the machine and can get thrown about onto the electrics and could cause the machine to cut out and trip your electrics! If this is not blocked check the black rubber pipe leading from the pump to the reservoir is not blocked, failing that perhaps the pump (in the plastic case at the back of the machine) is faulty and will need to be replaced. If water has built up in the machine you will also need to check to make sure none is sitting in the heater coil compartment (it did with mine) to get at this you will have to unscrew the metal plate at the back of the machine and let any water out. Leave the machine for a few hours to make sure it is dry and then give it another go. If your machine is still under warranty though i would call indesit first as they may get a little funny if you remove any of the machine covers yourself and refuse to look at your machine.

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Your problem isn't very well defined; the dryer could be overloading the circuit it is on or it could have an internal electrical 'leak' causing a GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) to trip. Those are very different problems.
It isn't too likely that the dryer is drawing too much current since they do use special plugs requiring a particular AC outlet for appliances. In the last few years, I have replaced circuit breakers serveral times that just would not stay set after tripping. So, the breaker could be at fault.  
If it is tripping the GFI, then your dryer may have developed a dangerous problem that could lead to (potentially lethal) shocks if it wasn't there. These devices sense a difference in in the current in and current out. If they do not cancel, that means that a current is flowing from a 'hot' line to ground and the GFI trips since that lost current could be flowing trough your body.  

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