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MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPS

Drum fills with water, before drum revolves powers gone.

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  • willymac1939 Dec 01, 2007

    starts to fill with water and then the earth leakge detector on the feed circuit to this socket trips

  • Gwynfire Mar 16, 2008

    My w864 fills with water but will not move on to the wash cycle, after approx 30 seconds the pump bales out the water and then the rinse light starts to flash. The machine does not go into the spin cycle neither. I have tried different programmes but the same happens. (have carried out all the remedies suggested in the manual trouble shooting guide but to no avail) I have had a repair man check out the pump and motor and put a test meter on all the circuits and still no joy. The only other thing it could be is the PCB, and to check this out will mean calling out a MIELE engineer who charge a £99 call out fee plus the cost of a possible replacement PCB. £300 plus I have been told. I have to ask myself is it worth repairing. The machine is only just outside the 5 year warranty period and we will be very disappointed if it will cost this much to repair as we bought it on the grounds of reliability and being the Rolls Royce of washers ????£$%£
    Please please any advice

  • crano Jul 04, 2008

    my bosch wfo2866gb trips electric when switching on

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Check heater element first then check motor , maybe motor carbons if relevant

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Trips circuit breaker.


Depends on whether electric or gas dryer. Electric dryer is a fault in the dryer or serious electrical issue on the circuit. Gas dryer means too much overall load on the circuit from all items on it or high demand when the dryer drum motor first starts. If the latter and IF the wire gauge supports it, a simple upgrade to a higher amperage breaker may fix the problem. 20 amp breakers require a minimum 12 gauge wire on all parts of the circuit to which the breaker is connected. 12 gauge wire is about 2 mm or 13/16 inch in diameter.

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  • If a washing machine is rumbling, and very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
  • Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing failure can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and it's usually stained with grease and rust if water has got into the bearings.
  • Loud noises when turning the drum by hand can also be caused if the drum itself splits, or the spider at the back of the drum has come away from the drum, is corroded or even broken. This would normally be a loud noise on each revolution of the drum whereas the noise when drum bearings have gone is constant all the time the drum is turning. Lifting the drum checking for excessive play can often reveal a broken or loose drum spider which sometimes only occurs at certain points round the drum (the spider has three arms and is bolted to the drum at three points)
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If you mean that the machine is tripping the circuit breaker then that is an indication that the water is creating an electrical current path to Earth. The heating element is normally enclosed in a metal sheath but if this is compromised then water will get in and current will then leak to earth, causing the circuit breaker to trip. The heating element can be replaced, but the cause of the damage to the element should also be determined to prevent it happening again. The rotating drum can become partially detached from it's mount and end up hitting the heating element when spinning, causing the element to be damaged. The drum mount (often called a SPIDER) may therefore also need replacing. If you machine was making a lot of knocking noises when in spin cycle then it would certainly indicate a broken mount.

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If your talking about tripping the breaker its designed to trip under load. Yes if something is keeping the drum from turning that put a load on the breaker and trips it..It will keep tripping until there's no over load on the drum...I'm guessing your talking about a washing machine... You can take the belt off the motor and if the motor is good it will turn on but not spin the drum...Then you know the motor is good and something is preventing the drum from turning. And if the motor is bad you can smell a burnt smell if you get close enough to the motor..Hope this helps

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  • If a washing machine is very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
  • Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing failure can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and it's usually stained with grease and rust if water has got into the bearings.
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