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My zanussi free standing ovens grill trips the main fuse after use when switching off. It most likely an element issue?
 
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If it trips during the action of switching off, perhaps there is an issue with the switch. Some of these switches with multiple positions have plastic parts that open & close specific contacts, and the plastic can overheat/melt.

To find out, perhaps open the unit up and if nothing is obvious, start testing. I certainly wouldn't go buying random parts in the vague hope they might be the issue.
 
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If it trips during the action of switching off, perhaps there is an issue with the switch. Some of these switches with multiple positions have plastic parts that open & close specific contacts, and the plastic can overheat/melt.

To find out, perhaps open the unit up and if nothing is obvious, start testing. I certainly wouldn't go buying random parts in the vague hope they might be the issue.
Will do sounds a good idea. Thank you
 
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When you say it trips the "main fuse" is this an RCD (earth fault trip)?

Probably it is a switch issue (as already mentioned) since oven elements can be leaky (electrically speaking) so if the neutral disconnects first you can get enough to trip an RCD.

But testing is a better strategy than random replacements!
 

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