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Trips out the mains fuse.

Last night the main fuse for the socket outlets tripped and it was the washer. The machine was plugged in but not in use. Have tied it in another socket and it trips out just by plugging in the machine.

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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.


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