Just moved into new house. Washing machine worked great 4 times and now when gets to spin cycle, continually trips the electrics. When we moved I put all the necessary bolts and screws in place for the move. RCD device checked in house and is OK. Anyone throw any light on what could be causing the machine to trip?
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a broken spring in the drum support. Any moves like yours the drum should have been packed out to prevent any movement.
Look for a rubber buffer ( some models) it may also be missing. The spind cyle is more continuous in its direction of movement than a wash cycle back and forth which places foorce on the weaker side. It might even be possible to get this fixed unde3r warranty if you don't say YOU moved it 600 km over bumpy roads. It's only just started to do this. right? wink wink!
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.
If it is tripping the breaker, the first question that has to be asked is how many other appliances do you have on the same circuit. When the washer goes to spin it will start to draw slightly more electricity than once its at a full spin(much like the energy needed to get a car moving is greater than once it is up to speed), but it is not enough to trip the circuit unless there the circuit is already near capacity.
Before attempting to check electric of the washer, check and remove items from the circuit. To know what circuit runs your washer you will need to take a pigtail or a radio and plug it into the outlet Go to circuit breaker box and turn on and off circuits until the radio goes out.. Once you acertain what circuit your washer is own, go throughout the house and see what circuts are shared with the washer. Unplug any that are shared with washer. Your Hotpoint needs no more than 15 amps to run but if your overloaded on the circuit, the spin is enough for it to trip the circuit. Try washer and see if you go through the full cycle.
you say tripped the switch?... are you talking about a circuit breaker???.. I was thinking maybe you have a bad breaker... If you had no problem before... maybe try in a differt plug in reciptical...
if the washer has a short.. hard to find sometimes..like looking for needle in hay stack..