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Water gets to the heating elements and switches circuit breaker off, checked for blockage but found non, plenty of water inside machine an back panel, found 1 heating element central support broken due to wetness but element still intact

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    I have a Hotpoint tcd40 which keeps tripping main circuit breaker when ever you switch it on. When you rotate the drum by hand you can hear water moving around at the back of the machine. is this a problem. I can solve myself?



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