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Dishwasher occasionally trips Kitchen Section in the consumer box

Posted by SHIRLEY TEECE, on
Occasionally dishwasher 'trips' the kitchen section of consumer box. A component was replaced in June this year, following recall caused by dishwashers catching fire.
LEE SHRIGLEY

LEE SHRIGLEY

Very often it is the heating element that's to blame or an internal water leak onto some electrical component within.As you've had a component replaced this could be the main problem,contact the person who replaced the component ,tell them the occurring problem I'm sure they would take a look for you, Hope this helps
Indiana Foxx

Indiana Foxx

Hi Shirley The most appropriate section to post for your query reference "Occasionally dishwasher trips" would be in the "electrical inspection and testing" Although it is a more specialist Service (which by the way is what we provide) but not as yet listed on here?? would at least get it tested by someone qualified for safety and compliance, which in turn would flag up any or all the problems that may need looking at on the above appliance. The fact that you have had some work done recently on the same appliance.. I would be recommending that you would go back to the company that came out and get them to do a test and i would also strongly recommend that you stop using the appliance as the consumer box tripping as you put it, is giving you a warning sign of a possible earth fault??.. Good Luck. Foxx Media City Electrical (Appliance specialist and testing)
Virgil Anuta

Virgil Anuta

you will need a registered electrician to identify the dishwasher circuit, to isolate this and to do the insulation resistance test on it. second step is to do a rcd test on the main unit if this is clear i would recomand you to test the dishwasher if the main rcd trips when you put the dishwasher on it is a fault between live and earthing conductor.
wayne lewis

wayne lewis

Hi Shirley, sounds like your dishwasher has an earth fault. I'm presuming your consumer unit has RCD protection and its the RCD that's tripping. If it is then the earth fault needs to be fixed by the manufacturer. Regards Wayne (fusedright.com)
Clive McCoy

Clive McCoy

problems with appliances can be down to either the appliance or the wiring to it. There could be problems with a loose wire, a faulty heater or the interlock switch on the door, However, there could be a fault in the kitchen circuit. The safest thing to do is contact an electrician to diagnose where the problem lies. Sorry I can't be more specific.
Ray Brand

Ray Brand

Hi Shirley, all appliances have a limited earth leakage to earth, it could be the appliance, also RCD's often trip, with the more load that is put on them, you can find that a circuit does not trip until a load is put on it. Get the appliance and the circuit checked, this will establish what is at fault.
Bryan Winn

Bryan Winn

Hi Shirley,simple way to identify if its your dishwasher causing the consumer unit to trip would be to remove the plug to the dishwasher then resetting the the trip(mcb).
Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken

Sounds to me as if you may have a faulty heater or another component. It would be good to know when it trips for example , how long after the appliance has started its wash cyle?
Ian Brumhead Grant

Ian Brumhead Grant

In the past I have found that the heating element in the dishwasher can cause tripping. If it had caught fire then the component replaced may have been the thermostat. The heating element may need to be replaced as well

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