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Indesit Wa155 Tripping Electrics


Maudise

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Hi,

I'm sure these types of questions have been covered at length in other forums, but with each situation being different I thought it worth checking.

I inherited a washing machine (quite literally) and it sat in my garage for a few years. It was brand new, but I didn't need it. I've just moved house and have tried installing the washing machine and it is tripping the electrics. Before going in the garage it was pretty much brand new, so don't think it's a wear-and-tear issue.

When we first got it in the house, it tripped the electrics straight away, wouldn't fill (was a stop cock issue). After a bit of time I got the rinse cycle working, but not filled with water. I've now got the rinse cycle to fill and start working but each time I set it to go it will trip the electrics.

The specifics - it trips at different times on different cycles, and after tripping a few times it will trip straight away. The longest I've had it running is about 6 or 7 minutes.

Do you think it's the fact that it was in a garage and therfore Water has seeped in, and if so, is it a goner or is there something I can do to test fixing it?

Many thanks

Maudise

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It's quite possible that the damp conditions in the garage are responsible for it starting to trip the electrics when it didn't before. However, as my article here explains, you really need an insulation test meter to trace this type of fault Washing Machine Tripping or Fusing Electrics

Other than that the only other thing you could try apart from getting an engineer is to move it into dry warm conditions and see if somehow it magically mends itself after several days, but that's a long shot. Read the article anyway, it still may help.

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