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Hotpoint Ultima Extra WMA66

Whenever I switch the machine on is causes a power failure in the house. There are no signs of burning or damage to any of the electricals but as soon as you start a programme it will short the house fuse within seconds. Any ideas? Tks

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    As above. Blows trip in house. Engineers thought heater.... no.......thought motor brushes..... no... Motor armature at fault. needs whole new motor. not good on a low regular use three year machine! Is it worth fixing or replacing the whole machine?

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    similar problem on WMA74 , finally solved, needs new motor, but is this cost effective?



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Something is shorting out direct, remove plug from power supply and test each item, element / pump / main motor etc for down to earth, replace the affected item

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