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i have a siemens dishwasher. After exactly 1 1/2 hours into

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i have a siemens dishwasher. After exactly 1 1/2 hours into the cycle, a fault occurs which results in all my electrical circuits 'tripping off''. This happens every time now. Britishh Gas engineers have been calledd several times but cannot solve the problem.
Can you help please ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Daniel T. replied 2 years ago.
Hi

Have they actually replaced any parts in there?

Also have they seen it trip out?

Regards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes they have replaced a part ( sorry but don't know which one but its on the door panel , not the main body of the machine).

yes, they have seen it happen ( several times !)

Expert:  Daniel T. replied 2 years ago.
Hi

Ok sounds like it may have been the control board they have replaced which is quite strange as a control board wont cause the electrics to trip out.

What i find a lot on these is its the heater that does this. As at the bottom of the appliance is a heater element which when it gets hot can go down to earth and short out the electrics and cause it to trip.

Now these are a nightmare to replace as you need to remove the tub to access it. And i now a few British Gas engineers that dont like doing these so they try and get out of it. Im not saying the ones that you had were its just things i hear and know about the engineers as my mate did work for them.

What you can try is speak to British Gas and say you want them to get Siemens out direct as they do actually do this. If they cannot fix the appliance themselfs they get the manufactores out to do it. As were i work we do some work for them when there enginners cannot fix it.

But if you are looking at fixing yourself what you need to do is pull the dishwasher out and remove the right hand side panel.
From there look into the dishwasher in the middle area and you will see the heater wires.
Run it and when it trips out you need to test it with a decent multi meter. It should show up as down to earth. Disconnect the heater and then test it again and see if the meat readings have changed. If so it proves the heater is the fault.

Or another way is disconnect the heater and tape the wires up and then run a cycle. See if it goes through without tripping out. It wont heat the water up so it wont be a good wash cycle and will it take a little longer but again you can prove if its the heater or not.

So try the above and see what you find but for a tripping fault its usully the heater on these that causes it.

Regards
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