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hi there, I have a maytag atlantis (mde6400agw) which I bought

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hi there, I have a maytag atlantis (mde6400agw) which I bought second hand.
The machine has been working fine for 6-7 months but recently it has been blowing the 13 amp fuse in the plug a lot, and yesterday it melted part of the plug. I am not sure why it would be doing this, can you help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Rob replied 2 years ago.
Welcome, my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you with your problem today. If anything isn't clear, please just ask me.

Can you tell me, does the wiring in the plug itself, look burnt?

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes

Expert:  Rob replied 2 years ago.
Hi

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I think that the wiring in the plug was loose. This machine pulls a large current and if the wires are loose, this will cause a lot of heat. This will cause the wiring to burn and the fuse to blow.

You need to go to a good diy store and buy a good quality plug, like an MK brand. Cut back all the burnt wiring and remake the new make plug, making sure all the connections are tight

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I'm sorry I wasn't clear, I have replaced the fuse 5 or 6 times and the plug twice, both times I replaced the plug I re-stripped the wires, one of the melted plugs is mk brand. I had one of these washers in the past and it was wired into the wall, but I can find no information to say that it cannot work off a plug.

Expert:  Rob replied 2 years ago.
Hi

Thanks for that

Can you look on the rating plate and give me all the details about the current and voltage etc

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

220-240v ~ 50Hz 1ph 4600W max

Expert:  Rob replied 2 years ago.
Hi

Thanks

I just found it too.

The problem here is that on the highest setting its going to draw 4.6KW !!

The maximum that a 13 amp plug can cope with safely, is 3KW

You should have this wired into a double poled socket rated at 20amp

Sorry its maybe not the answer you hoped for, but at least you now know how to go with this.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** be able to fit that instead of the socket that is there or does it need its own wire from the fuse board?

Expert:  Rob replied 2 years ago.
Hi

If that socket is on the ring main, you would need to take a seperate feed back to the fuse box. Probably something best left o an electrician, unless you have the experience

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