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Dishwasher tripping electrics

Dishwasher blows whole electrics some times when i turn it on its a few years old got it second hand any ideas the make is servis

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Check the wiring between the door where it goes underneath. Sometimes it will wear and short out. Another possible solution If you can see the dry element feel it for holes or missing pieces. If it burns out it will usually short out just like the oven element on an electric stove.

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