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When turn washing machine on about 5 - 10 minutes into cycle sets trip switch off and no power. Happens everytime try to use it - tried different sockets - checked fuse. We have hotpoint aquarius extra which is about 4 years old.

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Heater probably down to earth and only solution is to check. to test, remove wires from heater, tape them up for safety then start cycle and see if fault still happens

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