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George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
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Upon heater element relacement of washer/dryer WT2670 , electricity

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Upon heater element relacement of washer/dryer WT2670 , electricity swiches off house wylex breaker trip even though machine isnt switched on! .Machine was on its back to install element ,nothing seems chaffed all electric conns are fine . Fine line fuse OK. Any ideas .Many thanks in advance
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is George..

If the appliance is not switched on but is tripping the circuit breaker then you have a problem with the socket, the plug, the cable to the appliance, the interference capacitor, or the cable to the next power juncture before the operation switch...

Think of it this way; what part of the appliance is powered before the actual switch.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where is the interference capacitor?
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.

Where your cable comes into the appliance, it passes the outer casing and is then always connected to a capacitor or an interference circuit board before continuing into the appliance...

Remember also, that a cable can break or short circuit inside the actual outer cable before reaching the appliance.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Many thanks George I'm gonna reinvestigate. Regards Nigel
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
Ok Nigel, let me know how you get on.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Good Afternoon George, Hope alls well.As regards WT2670 thoroughly checcked cable ,socket ,plug ,found nothing amiss,even stripped back outer cover of wires where spade conns are in m/c . Reconnected ALLS OK .Maybe I inadvertantlly pulled cable upon removing m/c from fitted units?!?!? Many, Many thanks for your help Sincerely ***** *****