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Re: washing machine tripping everything in the house
Washing machines take out ring main fuses if there are faults in the machine:
washers heater unit
Also water may have breached a seal somewhere and cause a short inside the electrical compartments.
To fix a fusing washing machine you have to use a diagnostic electrical meter that puts high voltage across the appliance - Not something I can offer more info on. So whatever has happened (and in the interest of safety) you would probably want a qualified proffessional to take a look or as a last resort a hotpoint engineer!
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Aug 17, 2012 - 110.24872300) washing machine which up to this point has been ...Note what is happening when it trips (is it starting to spin, starting to drain, filling, etc.).... If the outlet trips when the washing machine isn't running and isn't ...
Switching on the plug socket that the washing machine's plugged into caused no problems, but switching the machine itself on trips the RCD. ... then its possibly the water fill solenoid as most cycles start with a water fill. ... I've always guessed it is theelectricity/water combo somewhere in the machine so err on the side of ...
If your washer doesn't seem to work at all, check these:
No power Lid switch No power
Check to see whether power is getting to the washing machine. Is it plugged in? Has a fuse blown or is a circuit breaker tripped?
If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
Some machines have a special lid-switch fuse near the lid switch, inside the control panel. If this fuse blows, the unit won't fill with water until you replace the fuse.
Does this happen every time or once in a while? If it happens everytime, I would guess there is a shorted spot in the timer. If you can put it into the spin cycle manually, then the motor is not shorted. It will be hard to diagnose it from long distance, but if it is tripping the house breaker it has a dead short somewhere. If it only happens sometimes, check to see what else is on the circuit that might be running at the same time. It pulls the most amps when it goes into spin, spiking around 16-20 amps. If you have other things running on a 20 or 30 amp breaker it could just be the curcuit is overloaded at that point or the breaker is weak. If we can narrow it down to the timer, it is a pretty simple repair, but some of the timers are pretty expensive. Post back with the exact model number if you need more help.
need to know a little more really but here goes, if you remove the top and the drive belt is still on then it will be as straight forward as the motor brushes at fault they will need replacing as this is a common fault on these machines. hope this helps