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Hello, the machine turns on, seconds later it trips the main fuse boxes, kitchen sockets fuse.

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    Mehmet Ahmet Apr 13, 2015

    Thanks for your reply, we will buy a new version we have owned this on since 1998.

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I whould start by disconecting heater element wires the try if it dosent trip after that replace element

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You have a short some place or motor could be shot. Get it checked out by a professional.










































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Remove the door switch. Using a multi-meter set to the lowest Ohm setting touch both contacts on the switch with the meter leads and depressing the switch in. If the meter reads 'O' the switch is good. Anything else the switch is bad.

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It seems you may have an Electrical Insulation Break Down fault with your machine.
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