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Why is my washing machine tripping my main fuse box even when I change the plug socket

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By "tripping main fuse" do you mean the high amp (eg 60 amp or 100 amp) fuse that feeds the whole fuse box? if that is the case, there is too much stuff on in your house that's drawing power. The fuse box is too small to power all the stuff you have plugged in and running. Suggest turning off other high draw appliances in the house, like large TVs or microwaves or air conditioners, when running the washing machine.

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SOURCE: Trips out the mains fuse.

must be an earth fault within the machine. suspect a burned out wire or switch. possibly carbon dust within the motor. take the top off the machine & have a look at the wireing loom.

SWITCH THE POWER OFF FIRST

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Zanussi ZWD1680W Front Load All-in-One... Problem:

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.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Indesit washing machine WIXE127 switches off main fuse

Have you added anything else that is drawing juice on the same breaker?
If so try turning those off.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: LG 1412RD Tips main fuse.

You have a dead short either in your breaker box or the plug in. Chances are it is your receptacle.

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From the symptons described, I would suspect that the heating element is faulty, disconnect the heater, and try it again, if it does not trip, then replace heater.
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Trips out the mains fuse.


must be an earth fault within the machine. suspect a burned out wire or switch. possibly carbon dust within the motor. take the top off the machine & have a look at the wireing loom.

SWITCH THE POWER OFF FIRST

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