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Hotpoint WM52 trips RCD when water filling shuts off

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by BigRob178, 19 Jun 2012.

  1. BigRob178

    BigRob178

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    When my hotpoint wm52 fills with water, it trips the house rcd when the inlet valve stops the water coming in, when full. What can cause this problem? I tried all other functions after a bearing change, all works fine, but I didn't let the water fill the drum completely at this time, I just went through the basic functions, fill with water, wash, rinse, empty, spin. Then put on a load of washing, when the drum was full with water it tripped the house rcd. I had to remove the wet washing which lowered the water level. I was then able to reset the RCD switch on the machine and empty the water out. I then tried filling with waterwithout a load and the RCD tripped when the water fill shut off. Any assistance greatly appreciatede, thanks.

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    Heater poss open circuit. Remove the purple wire off the pressure switch and if it don't trip that's the fault.
     
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    I'll second the heater element, might have got water in it.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated. I will check the heating element and the purple wire on the pressure switch at the weekend :)
     
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