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WASHING MACHINE CAUSING ELECTRICAL EARTH PROBLEM WHATS WRONG

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Check the machine for water leakage onto any electrival components if no leaks then check the heater element there should be no reading on a ohmmeter between the connections and earth connection if there is the element has failed

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An Earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB) is a safety device used in electrical installations with high Earth impedance to prevent shock. It detects small stray voltages on the metal enclosures of electrical equipment, and interrupts the circuit if a dangerous voltage is detected.

You should have an appliance service person come out for a service call since there may be a dangerous shock hazard present on the machine.

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