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The motor most likely

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My Hotpoint FDD914 dishwasher is displaying error code A7 what does this mean?

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Tripping circuit breaker

All circuits ultimatey are completed to earth (negative) so this can sometimes trick you. Try to isolate portions of the circuit that you are testing and then use your meter to check for continuity to ground. A tripped circuit breaker usually indicates a dead short. Look for bare wire making unwanted contact. More info about what you are working on would help

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Power shuts off when i turn on switch

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Kenmore quiet guard standard dishwasher is making a popping, clicking sound periodically as it runs. It almost sounds like an electrical short. This will do the same in dry mode.

Dear Ken,
A few suggestions. Use your nose and sniff carefully all around the machine, especially when the sounds occur. See if you smell "burnt". Also, invite a friend or two who might be able to listen and ask their opinion, especially someone with electrical short experience.
Another clue is to watch any lights in the area, if there are any, and see if they flicker when this happens, indication a short inside the machine.
I would pull the lower front cover off the bottom front of the machine and lay on the floor and watch it run, with a flashlight, and see if I could notice anything by watching underneath, which is where all the wires, motor, etc. are.
Be blessed.

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Dishwasher problems

you must test the short with VOM.
1) unplug the machine and see if the short is the machine or in your home. If the c.breaker tripped from your home, unplugged the machine. the short is in your hom
2) Plug the machine, if the short tripp the c.breaker or fuse inside the problem in your machine see the diagram attached and troubleshooting and isolate the problem and fix it.see any swithc, relais, wires loose, motor.etc
God bless you

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The machine shorted my electricity

without more info it is difficult to suggest remedies.
possibilities include water leaking onto electrics in the machine, or a faulty heater element in the bottom of the drum causing earth leakage tripping the breakers.
others include loose/broken wires, dust from the carbon brushes in the motor causing shorts or motors drawing too much power.
it would help if you could tell us if there is a particular point in the cycle when the problem occurs.

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My general electric stove oven does not turn on.. code come out f7 and 5 6..what does t mean

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We have an ariston LS 620A dishwasher. For the last year every few months the dishwasher seems to cause a short in our electrical box causing all the power to go out in our house. It is only when the...

The problem seems to be water seepage into the electrical contact.
If the heater has lost its insulation this problem could accur
( element to body )

Disconnect the heater and give a try without any load and soap. If it
performs OK , you have to check the heater by removing from the
machine. Mainly I suspect water seepage into the electrical system.

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Short circuting the rest of my home

There is a short on the elements or the thermostats in the machine, remove top cover and check fro broken wire.

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What is the maximum amount of electrical energy that can be delivered durning a short circuit for low voltage 230v/400v

Tom, Not sure if what you're asking relates to the Maximum electrical energy (Voltage and Amps) that can occur during a short circuit through a properly protected electrical circuit (protected by a circuit breaker, etc.) or if the question is for the maximum amount you could potentially get from a short circuit on a 230V or 400V electrical line to ground OR another electrical line/supply.

IF the circuit is a 230V-AC circuit protected by a double circuit breaker, you could see the entire Voltage (230V-AC) and up to the full Ampere rating of the circuit breaker, (20, 30, 40, 50, etc Amps) during a short circuit condition to Ground.

IF the circuit is a 400V-AC circuit protected by a double circuit breaker, you, again, could get the entire Voltage (400V-AC) and up to the full Ampere rating of the circuit breaker protecting the circuit, when shorted to Ground.

Now, IF the short condition involves one of the above line voltages AND you are having it shorted against another Voltage/Amp circuit, the total potential Voltage and Amps you could experience, would basically be the sum of the two Voltages (and Amps) of the two (2) circuits being put into a short condition. So you would/could see a potential short circuit of whatever voltage is available, depending on what and where the short circuit is occurring.

By way of example, I've seen a 240V-AC 60 Amp circuit shorted to another 240V-AC 60 Amp circuit and the resultant "short condition caused enough damage, due to the voltage and Amps provided, to melt and weld the machinery's electrical connections, rendering the unit a total loss, not to mention that the person that caused the short to occur, received a face-full of melted copper metal bits all over their face and body. Thankfully they were wearing safety glasses, and their eyesight was saved, albeit, with some temporary blindness caused by the extremely bright flash and explosion.

The examples provided assume a properly working/functioning circuit breaker protection. However, if the circuit breakers are faulty, it is possible to recieve much higher vlotages and Amps, since there would be no protective circuit breaker that could trip the power off. In that case, the Main circuit breaker becomes the fail-safe protective device and that could have a much higher Amp rating, thus the maximum Voltage/Amps would be limited by the Main electrical ciruit breaker and electrical supply available at the location where the short circuit occurs.

This could be MUCH higher Voltage and extremely high Amps, depending on the situation and equipment involved.

If you have more information about the particular situation, please post a follow-up comment and I'll provide you with some more info.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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