No it does not leak water. It may be useful to add that when power has been restored it is then possible to do another spin without causing the trip
I do have an experienced repair man who I am sure can change the "main board" if that is the repair needed. Part of my interest is in seeing whether I must pay for the repair or if it is something that should not normally happen so early in the life of the machine, so that I could claim the repair cost from the retailer under the Sale of Goods Act. So really, if you are sure it is a main board issue, I would like your opinion on whether it is unreasonable to expect this fault to show up after only 18 months of normal use.
Thanks Michael. I think we will leave it there as you have expressed your opinion in answer to my question and it is very helpful to me. I will now contact the retailer as it seems there is good reason to think there was a defect from the outset or one that has developed recently from some underlying defect that has now shown up.
I expect i can print out our exchange from the emails. I will confirm my earlier rating of your service if necessary.