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Fairly easy.disconnect mains drain any surplus water via drain bottom front of machine.access to the heating element is from below so tip machine from one side against wall at45degrees.... I normally use a towel on bottom edge to stop it sliding whilst I unscrew any bottom plate.you will see the heating element housed at the base of drum unit.disconnect wires and unbolt or unscrew element housing .youtube has tutorials on this but many machines are similar in thus respect.good luck
if its the rcd tripped in mains then you have a current leak to earth. means water or steam has tripped . u need to find source in washing machine, often the heating element or thermostat..u could look for free service manual at manualslib ManualsLib Makes it easy to find manuals online
It depends on the model of washer.
If it has no removeable rear panel, then you have to remove the complete rear half of the cabinet to access the heater, not an easy job.
If it is an early model, then it will have a removeable rear cover, and the heater can be changed from the rear of the washer.
Three things i would suggest on the zannuzi. Does water come into the drum at the beginning of the wash? Does the drum turn if asked to wash or spin? Does the drain motor disperse the water in the drum when supposed to. If motor does not turn, check the brushes. Sorry for being so vague, Zannuzi not common in S.Africa, but those are the common problems i have found while repairing the odd one.
Probably all parts inside drum is ok.Heating element is the only damageable item and a sensor.Changing bearings you must separate the drum, all screws in middle of drum must out and then bearing and zimmerring can be changed.Jan
With the symptoms you describe i would suspect a intermittent heater element fault as you are getting earth leakage current which is tripping the whole supply rather than a current overload which would just trip the socket circuit breaker. Get the heating element checked over first as this is the most likely cause.
I've got this machine, and all washer dryers tend to have two heating elements and it sounds to me that the heating element for the drying side of the machine's functions needs replacing. You could probably find a cheap element for the machine somewhere and get it fitted for a small sum.