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  1. C

    Washing Machine Pressure Switch

    Hi Guys Can anyone advise which way around the pressure switch should be wired. See the two photos, the oval switch is the existing one but I'm not sure how they should fit on the new switch? Thanks for any help Clive 1588607297
  2. D

    2 Washing Machine & 2 Tumble Dryers

    Hi all I would like your opinion on the set up my landlord is presenting me before he gets (his own) electrician in. we will be moving in soon and in the utility room we will be taking 2 tumble dryers and 2 washing machines. (At the moment in our current house we can only use a max of 2...
  3. L

    radial circuit to power washing machine, dryer and dishwasher

    Now chaps, Will a radial circuit on a 20amp rcbo be enough to power a washing machine, dishwasher, dryer and fridge freezer? At the moment the radial has a 2 gang to power 2 appliances and a 1 gang to power fridge freezer, possibility of spuring of this circuit to power an extra appliance...
  4. F

    ISE 10 W256W (ASKO WM70.1) washing machine won't turn on

    Can anybody please offer any guidance with the following problem. The power button doesn't work but when turned off at the socket, left a few seconds and turned back on, the lights briefly come on. The history so far is here.
  5. FatAlan

    The question is...are Wagos usable after at trip through the washing machine?

    As title. Based on wagos recovered from my washing machine. :)
  6. M

    Fisher and Paykel Washing Machine - Lid Lock Issue

    Hi all, Wondering if anyone could take an educated guess as to the source of the issue. My suspicion is that the switch/contact that registers a closed lid is faulty, or perhaps the controller circuit has failed somehow. But I have zero experience with washing machines, so my opinion counts for...
  7. C

    Electrics nearby dog washing station?

    Hi, We are extending our kitchen and putting a "dog washing station" in the corner of the room which is basically a small shower cubical with a bidet hose (hose is going to be plumbed in about 1M above the ground level) Do you know what the legal requirements would be in terms of electrics...
  8. B

    2-way 13a block plug for dishwasher and washing machine

    I'm sure its been asked a thousand times but I can't seem to find it. Just moved into new house and plan on installing a compact dishwasher. Unfortunately there is only one socket available which currently has the washing machine plugged in. How awful would it be to plug a 2-way 13A block plug...
  9. M

    Washing Machine and Dishwasher turning off and on when both switched on at the same time

    I have a Dishwasher and Washing Machine (both several years old) both plugged into a 4 way gang. They are on a 16Amp RCD with other appliances also on the same circuit. When both are turned on at about the same time, about 5 mins after turning on they will both turn off completely, as if they...
  10. A

    Commercial industrial washing machine

    Hi Guys, we are a charity and we have have been donated a washing machine it is a industrial washer. In our premises we have both 3 phase and single phase. the machine can work on both phases, with some adjustments. this machine has been converted to single phase. was working perfectly...
  11. S

    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 , RCD i guess?!) 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...
  12. J

    Extension of Washing Machine Power Cable

    Our new washing machine came with a power cable that is not long enough to reach the power socket which has been installed under the kitchen sink (that's where it was when we first moved in.) I called Indesit and they told me they come like that because regulations state that the power socket...
  13. SteUK

    Washing machine and dishwasher on same double socket - solution?

    Hi, Currently having to plug swap when wanting to use the either appliance (for safety as they both draw appox 10amp each). Looking for advice on what to ask a sparky to fit. Can I ask for a single socket to be spurred off the current double socket, and plug one of the appliances into that...
  14. A

    Washing machine off boiler circuit?

    Bonjour I'm a level 3 apprentice at the moment and have a side job to fit a double socket for a washing machine, only power is off a fuse spur supplying a gas boiler, which is also protected by a 13a, is this okay?
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    Washing Machine broken wire.

    Hi. I'd be grateful if anyone can offer me some friendly advice please. My washer stopped spinning and I discovered the fault to be a broken wire on the motor connector block on the washer side connector. Here's a picture. I took the motor out a while ago and cut the tiewrap that secured...
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    Glass washing machine 3 phase 63a per phase

    good evening, just looked at a job where a glass washing machine is to be installed in a factory. 3 phase crabree board already there. plenty of spare ways and only load on the ccu is power and lighting and alarm system. job request from customer, need a commando socket adjacent to drain to...
  17. A

    Washing machine blowing electrics

    Hello Useless female here.... I'm not sure if I'm in the right place but I have a quick question I'm hoping an expert can help me with! My washing machine keeps blowing the electrics, I've managed to empty it of the clothes but drum is full of water. Does this mean I have a faulty washing...
  18. littlespark

    Hotpoint washing machine with a couple of issues

    Fairly new washing machine with 2 problems. 1. When starting up a new wash, the motor turns the drum slightly. Repeats a few times, then runs as normal. Some form of starter on the motor failing? 2. The washing comes out after the program still wet. There's no puddles on the floor under the...
  19. Electron

    Washing machine and dryer supply

    A washing machine (Hotpoint Aquarius WMAQF 641 P) and a tumble dryer (Candy GCC 590NB-80), which are well used in a hair salon, have a problem that the RCD regularly trips. The machines are plugged into a double socket which is supplied as a spur through 1.5mm flex cable in mini trunking...
  20. M

    Hit a brick wall with resetting Bosch Washing machine classixx 1200 express. After changing brushes.

    hi, I qualified as a sparks in 2008 and after doing many maintenance contracts mainly with the NHS, I only have time to do private jobs and my own. It’s currentely my own that I’m in a tiswas with. I just changed my brushes on my Bosch machine WAE 24162uk/08. They were worn right down to the...
  21. NDG Elecs

    Appliance repairs... Stick or twist..

    Hi folks, I occasionally get calls for appliance repairs, and got one tonight from a stressed sounding chippy owner about his deep fat fryer. I politely turned him down and gave him the number of someone I know who deals with appliances, as I knows very little really. But then it got me...
  22. R

    Washing Machine Tripping Fuse Box

    Hi, Earlier today my washing machine tripped at the fuse box accompanied by a loud popping noise. It also took out a couple of other kitchen appliances as well as the house alarm system in the hallway. I switched it back to it's on position with plugs out of all appliances in the kitchen bar...
  23. B

    rcd problem

    Hi any answers on why is my washing machine on upstairs ring main causing tripping of rcd,so I then ran a extension lead and run washing machine from downstairs ring and have no problems?
  24. D

    domestic question???...

    Would a 16 amp MCB be capable for a kitchen ring?? 3x double plugs, 4x 13 amp fuse spurs for the washing machine etc.. and the cooker is on its own mcb...thanks
  25. J

    Domestic Washing machine motor insulation testing

    Hi all i'm a little stuck been asked by my folks to have a look at their washing machine as they all think if it has a plug on it i know the whole workings, design, and how to repair it. My problem is there seems to be a short on the motor when running i know its not the pump or element as have...
  26. J

    socket box next too washing machine water connectors

    Surly this cant be right. under the sink where you connect the washing machine pipes to the hot and cold someone has fitted a socket box for the washing machine. its not even a waterproof unit, its a rented house and im a little bit concerned that if it leaks the misses might get a new hair do.
  27. V

    Washing Machine Tripping RCD?

    Hi, I changed a 20amp flex outlet plate, which fed a commercial washing machine, in a nusery, for a 1G SW socket with built in 30ma RCD protection, as none of the building/Installation had RCD proctection. The faulty commercial wash machine was being replaced with a domestic one with a 13a...
  28. D

    Fault on ring main

    Hello everyone, I'm just looking for advice on a ring main fault, I'll try and keep the scenario short so as not to bore you al.... I was asked to attend this fault at an on going job our firm our firm is doing (I wasn't involved from the start) The existing kitchen ring had been broken into to...
  29. I

    new washing machine trips rcd

    washing machine trips rcd when turned on or off? this is on a newly installed ring on a recent work had all been tested and no problems, job signed off and walked away. machine was 5-6years old recommended they get it looked at by an engineer, but they instead bought a new one.this still...
  30. K

    3.6kw system into 3 phases

    An ex farm that i visited today would like to install a 3.6kw system feeding into a single phase which is currently supplying an outbuilding. The remaining 2 phases supply the house, Assuming that the DNO is happy with the imbalance, if we installed the system would the energy generated on this...
  31. R

    Location of cooker iso's in Cupboards

    Hey guys ! So on Job where they have converted a room into studio flat inc a Kitchen prob is its so tight in there its a real squeeze to get anything in. Basically got elec Hob and oven. both fed in 6mm to cooker switch and plate. one of each for hob and cooker. But they are located in...
  32. E

    socket in a toilet

    hi all new to the forum got a call from someone earlier today asking if i can put a socket in a toilet for his washing machine for him my question is is it legal?
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    Hi guys, I am still a trainee electrician working for a commercial firm, been in industry for 2 years, have level 2 & 3, recently passed 17th, and I am 2/3 of the way through my NVQ. I have a lack of domestic experience and always come here for advice. I jhave recently turned down 2 jobs for...
  34. A

    simple question on switch spurs

    Does a switch spur for am integrated kitchen appliance, like a fridge or washing machine, need to be within 2 meters of it or is that just for ovens and hobs? Also, do they need to be on switched spur? O and one more lol. Need to ask or I wont learn :p is it best to have the washing machine on...
  35. M

    Intermitent RCD tripping!!

    Right ok, from the beginning.... I came across a fault at my auntie's house where the RCD trips as and when it please's, there are 7 circuits on the RCD side of the split load board consisting of Cooker, Ring mains 1,2 and 3, Kitchen feed, Washing machine 1, Washing machine 2. My uncle...
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    Dangerous Installation

    Hello Again On the same house where I have the boiler problem I pulled out the washing machine and found some wires an old socket without a face plate when I toutched this with volt stick to see if live (know we should use a v indicator) it went bang sparked blue flash etc but never tripped the...
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