Hi, I am a complete novice when it comes to diy and wanted some advice on whether I need a plumber or an electrician first! Yesterday there was a loud pop and the electric went off at the fuse box. I flicked the trip switch back up and everything came back on. Today I have gone to use my washing machine and it wont switch on. Remembering the loud pop yesterday I have pulled the washing machine out and found the fuse has blown. There is slight black dust marks but nothing excessive and i could remove the plug and fuse without any difficulty. Ive tried changing the fuse and plugged the washing machine into a different socket but it still wont switch on...so I obviously do need a plumber to look at this...my question is do I need an electrician to look at the socket...what would cause it to blow its fuse when it wasnt even switched on? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.