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Washing machine keeps tripping electric switch

Hi, whenever i turn my washing machine on it fills up with water then trips the power in the fuse box, all the electric go off in the house.When i put the switch back on so i've power again the same thing will keep happening, i can put the washing machine on drain and it'll do that without tripping the switch.I've checked the filter and thats fine, moved the plug to different sockets and same thing happens, the plugs dry and hasn't got wet.
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Re: washing machine keeps tripping electric switch

there is a few things that will do this to your electics 1st & formost if your trip switch is tripping off remember this is a safty device to prevent fire so ignoring the problem & switching the power back on to try again could run the risk of fire!!

when the power trips you will need to know at what point in the wash this happens if its when the machine is emptying then it would be a pump issue if the machine is emptying no problem then the issue is more likely to be the motor either of which would need to be replaced if you are having these problems.

on rare ocasions you can spring a leak & if water gets on the electrics this will also trip the power but this is 1 of the least likely posabilatys.. rest assured if the power is tripping off then your home electrics are working fine & to confirm all sockets run from 1 main fuse all lights run from a second main fuse then there is a few other bits that run on there on fuses too i.e. cooker, power shower etc.. remember always get a qualified electrician to work on your electrics to ensure the job is carried out correctly

Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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SOURCE: Washing machine trips electric when fills with water

From the symptons described, I would suspect that the heating element is faulty, disconnect the heater, and try it again, if it does not trip, then replace heater.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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You have a fault on the machine which is a dead short or an earth leakage.

Neither can be sorted out without a set of testers and some knowledge

Unless you can get hold of a resistance checker and know how to use it call a in a repair person

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SOURCE: Washing Machine trips circuit breaker when Drying

This will be the dryer heating element needs replacing.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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