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Heater element hi i have a problem with my machine it will not heat up ! i have had a circuit tester across it and the element shows a circuit which i am assuming means the element is fine , when i went to test for power from the insulated wire to the earth it tripped out my fuse box the wire on the other side is not plugged into anything !!! if i try and do a wash cycle it sits on wash all day but if i manually fill with hot water via the door then it will go through the whole cycle without any problems , hope someone can help cheers paul

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    the water is not heating


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Hello Paul, I am not sure what a circuit tester is showing you. I use a volt meter to check the incoming voltage to the element. If the voltage is within factory specs, then I use my Amp meter to check if the element is pulling any amperage. The fact that you fill the washer with hot water then it works tells me that the unit isn't heating. If you don't have a volt meter to measure the voltage, then see if you have a friend to borrow one from. Hope this helps.

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