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Evrytime i turn the washing machine on the electrics trip

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    My Hotpoint First Edition 1200 is also causing the circuit breaker to trip. It has the motor type 904/1158/10; if the motor is disconnected then the washing machine can pump out the water ok, but as soon as it the motor is connected, it trips the breaker. The motor appears to have overheated as the plastic cases over the brush connectors have melted.

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Thats the problem its arking and making the breaker trip. if this helps please rate joe

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