The washing machine works fine but when we put the tumbledryer on the house 'trip switch'' turns the power off the the power sockets in the house?
the fuse is not blown?
any ideas what is causing this?
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Aug 17, 2012 - 110.24872300) washing machine which up to this point has been ...Note what is happening when it trips (is it starting to spin, starting to drain, filling, etc.).... If the outlet trips when the washing machine isn't running and isn't ...
Switching on the plug socket that the washing machine's plugged into caused no problems, but switching the machine itself on trips the RCD. ... then its possibly the water fill solenoid as most cycles start with a water fill. ... I've always guessed it is theelectricity/water combo somewhere in the machine so err on the side of ...
by "tripping main fuse" do you mean the high amp (eg 60 amp or 100 amp) fuse that feeds the whole fuse box? if that is the case, there is too much stuff on in your house that's drawing power. The fuse box is too small to power all the stuff you have plugged in and running. Suggest turning off other high draw appliances in the house, like large TVs or microwaves or air conditioners, when running the washing machine.
It would seem to me that the heating element needs replacing from the information you have supplied especially as it performs most of the other functions like filling and spin and drain.
It's possible that the current rating of the MCB is too low to run your washing machine PLUS all the devices plugged into the other sockets on the same circuit. If possible, try plugging in the washing machine on a circuit with fewer or no other appliances plugged in. MCB's are much faster tripping than circuit breakers and are rated to trip at the current rating on them. Circuit breakers, may carry a current slightly over the rated current which may be why it never happened before. The permanent solutions (if the overloaded circuit is the problem) would be to install a circuit solely for the washer and dryer or install a MCB with a higher current rating. The latter solution is not practical, however, since an overload on lower power devices may never reach the current rating of the MCB creating a hazardous shock potential.