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    Default Washing machine trip the breaker.

    When my washing machine (7 year old ) was running yesterday it trip the breaker ( that one ,first on the left ) and no power in home. We reset the trip and the same happened twice more (took me a ittle while to realise it was the washing machine!). The socket is OK, and I presume the fuse in the plug must still be OK as the machine worked for a a couple of seconds before the fuse went again.

    It was not happening during all years never before,which is very weird only yesterday. But my mother put inside a lot of clothes yesterday.



    Ah and circuit overload doesnt matter,because actually i have only tv and laptop,oven running,like always





    Today we run again washer,but this time she put less clothes than yesterday...and no fuses are not tripping and power is on still.


    Now its fine,washer working without issues in home. So leave that or change something in electricity home?


    I ask because i want to plug my new pc parts.

    But i had many pcs in home all years no issues,even last pc from 12.12.2017 to 10 december 2018 and no issues. So i ask now. If everything is fine now again, can i plug new pc?

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    You had a problem; you didn't do anything

    There is still a problem... it didn't go away.

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    Smaller load = less power needed to agitate, etc.

    Newer, smarter washing machines know how much load is in them and adjust accordingly.

    Could be the washer needs more power than the circuit allows for.

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    Id have to see a Schematic...unless it's something with the Motor...But yeah there is some fancier things on these new ones apparently. And that's A lot Amperage to Overload and Trip that...That's often a 30amp Breaker....
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    Its screen from net,just to show ,ts,all. Its the main breaker from box in my home.








    Washer just trip that breaker ( main ) and power go out in house. To turn back power we just switch breaker up again.

    But now its fine with washer.
    Next day we run again washer,but this time she put less clothes and clean some element and dry him ( not heater ).Dunno what elment.

    And breaker is not tripping and power is on still.

    That was breaker issue or washer?

    But like i said we can run oven like always,tvs,etc and not tripping at all.
    So question. Can i plug new pc parts in my house? Pc parts are ready to plug.

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    Looks like you have ground fault protection; that might be what tripped.

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    What ground fault protection? if that was ground fault protection then why in past it not happened but few days ago with washer overload and ( before cleaning some element ) ?. Only washer trips few days ago thats all. But now its fine like i said above. So if this is ground fault protection why its fine again ?

    Its nonsens for me.

    Especially that i hadnt any problems with pcs and electricity in my house during years.

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    Seems to me an overload would have tripped one of the sub-breakers, but a ground fault the main breaker.
    Last edited by ashiekh; 12-25-2018 at 03:37 PM.

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    Well they haven't fixed the intermittency of it...it's still there. It's something with the washer...might be a manufacture error or a defect. There is fancier stuff on them some them nicer ones.

    Don't run it it's tripping the main side? you're whole box....
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    I dont have separate breaker for washer So its trip the main man.

    The same like oven in past. A burned light bulb in oven tripped rcd main breaker etc and nothing happen again .

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