- 19th Jun 2007, 11:40 AM #1Apprentice (new member)
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- Apr 2007
- Oyster Bay, NSW
Washing Machine tripping earth leakage detector
Just picked up a second hand front loader washing machine from a friend. Did our first load of washing and the machine tripped the earth leakage detector. On investigation I found the washing machine to water pump drain hose was full of holes. So, I guess the water leaking was causing the earth leakage detector to trip. I have now ordered a new drain hose but my question is, would the leaking water have caused damage to the motor?
Any help would be appreciated.
- 19th Jun 2007, 12:51 PM #2
- 19th Jun 2007, 02:58 PM #3
There are so many ways that a front loader can trip the safety switch.....one front loader I acquired with a view to a repair (the previous owner said that it just stopped one day) looked just fine even with most of the panels off but a hunt around found the earth fault was happening in the heater circuit in the tub. Spinning the drum (which I should have done first) pointed out the problem....the tub was out of balance. A strip down showed that the frame at the rear holding the tub up was so corroded it had snapped and the SS tub had gouged out the heater coil...along with the plastic tub. It was a mess!! And it certainly hadn't just 'stopped'. It should have died screaming and banging....
So yep fix the little problem but have a view as to what chain of events it might have set off.People don't ever seem to realise that doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune
- 20th Jun 2007, 08:10 PM #4Apprentice (new member)
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