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Dishwasher trips the house mains

Traced problem to dishwasher when all lights and power went off.  Pulled it out and lots of water on floor.  Found a small hole it waste outlet pipe next to pump that had been covered with selotape ....water everywhere...looked like soldering iron had melted plastic.  (done at factory as the panel had never been off before).


Repaired leak, dried it all out.  On switch-on the pump runs, fills from the water main and after nineteen seconds BANG ,...trips the fuse box. 


Any ideas....its 3 years old.

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Re: dishwasher trips the house mains

Yep all ok. New heater arrived yesterday. Installed with new clips took 20 mins. Full cycle completed on test. machine installed with new cold water feed pipe as old one leaking.

Thanks everyone...great job and £100 cheaper than quote.

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Re: dishwasher trips the house mains

It sounds to me like you have got water in the Main wash pump, you need to turn of at the mains and put a meter across one of the main tags on the pump and the the other on the pump body, if you get a reading on the meter theres your problem. The only othere thing would be the heater which you can test in the same way.

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Re: dishwasher trips the house mains

Try to diconnect the heater and run the unit.

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