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Machine does not start and trips the ELCB

I have disconnected the heater element, and the water pump. Boteh work without tripping. What is the most probable fault area?

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Most of the time its the element but check to see if theres any water leaks onto the motor element or pump.it could also be a worn wire touching the frame.hope this helps.

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