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Hotpoint WMF740 Washing Machine tripping RCD

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by BeelzebubUK, 22 Oct 2012.

  1. BeelzebubUK

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    Saturday night all the sockets in the house died as the RCD had tripped.

    Tracked it down to the washing machine although it wasn't running at the time but was plugged into the mains so running in standby.

    Tried different sockets, changed the fuse etc so definitely the washing machine itself. When I turn power on at the socket I can see it briefly light up the front panel and then the RCD trips.

    So I'm thinking that its probably a component on the motherboard (ie something that would have power running through it in standby) has blown.

    Just want to check that it wouldn't be anything else. I'm going to see what covers etc I can pull off to see if theres anything obvious but will probably end up calling someone out to take a look to see if its worth fixing.

    Pretty poor seeing as its only 18 months old and mostly only gets used once a week.
     
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    Could be lots of things, but if you haven't got a meter you can disconnect things like the output from the supressor, heating element etc one at a time.
     
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    I got an engineer out to take a look. It was the mains filter which needed replacing. All working now. Thanks.
     
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