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Trips Fuse Board Rcd When Door Is Closed?


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Hi, we've had the machine from new and it's never let us down until recently. It powers up ok but when the door is closed, the main 100mA RCD/ earth leakage circuit breaker at the fuseboard trips out. Could the door lock switch be faulty? Is the machine worth fixing and keeping as a spare or is this one scrap metal too???

Cheers,

Ian

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Hi Ian. It's possible, but when the door lock operates it sends power to the rest of the machine so it could be anything. To trace a fault where the washing machine is fusing or tripping the electrics you need an insulation test meter which only engineers have. However, there is some help in my article here - washer fuses or trips electrics

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