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Aquarius 6kg wma52 blows main power breaker

Hi When the machine starts it will fill with water and then after about 1 or 2 mins the breaker trips on the circuit board any ideas.. its 2 years old

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Yes check for a heater element down to earth or at least a wire on the element off and touching the case, but i am confident its a heater element, rate me when you fix it, work with safety unplug when working on machines

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