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We recently bought a new Hotpoint WMF760P washing machine and within a couple of weeks of using it noticed that it kept tripping all of the electrics out in the house, when it goes into it's final fast spin. We called Hotpoint who sent out an engineer the next day. The engineer said he couldn't find anything wrong with the machine and suggested we got our circuits checked. We had a qualified electrician out this morning to check the house electrics and he said they are fine. Have you heard of this fault with Hotpoint machines before and do you know what the problem might be?

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I have seen this before with a number of machines when they were a little overloaded. I've never been convinced that I understood why it happened, though I always suspected a motor overload of some kind causing the issue. This said. There is absolutely no reason for a machine to trip the mains unless it's faulty.

If you have a friendly neighbour who doesn't mind you killing the power in their house, you could always run an extension lead from a neighbour to your house and see if it kills their power too. But like I say, at the end of the day, if it trips the power and you have your electrics checked, then I would INSIST that you get a replacement from Hotpoint. Things that use water and electricity are not to be messed with!

Posted on Sep 08, 2011

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