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As soon as the machine is switched on the ELC trips. The

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As soon as the machine is
switched on the ELC trips. The machine is Hotpoint
type no. LS 12-EV03


If the dishwasher is tripping out as soon as you switch it on then the most common cause is the heater element.

What you need to do is pull the dishwasher out and remove the top and the right hand side panel and from there you will see the silver heater cylinder at the bottom.

Disconnect the wiring on there and then turn it back on and see if it stops the tripping.

If it does then it proves the heater is the fault and will need to be replaced.

So check that if you can and see what you find from there.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks I"ll try that.

No worries, Im sure you can sort it from there.

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