This question is probably more aimed at the electricians of the forum. Basically, for the last 18 months, my washing machine keeps tripping the fuse for the sockets, and on the odd occasion, it trips the main fuse also... this usually happens when the washing machine goes into the spin cyle, therefore using up the amps, and trips the fuse. It has actually been ok over the cold winter months, but it's done it 3 times now this week in the warm weather.
Washing machine is situated in the utility room, which is an extension to the property, so the wiring is done afterwards. The washing machine itself is a relatively new unit, as when my old machine started to pop the fuse(approx. 18 months ago), I though it was knackered and brought myself a new one as replacement which has been fine up until this week. I have also found that the washing machine works perfectly with no effect on the fuse with my 42" Plasma TV off!
Sorry if the info is coming out all jumbles up, I'm thinking of things as I go along.... but it seems the problem is related to power usage, so when the washingmachine goes into the spin cyle, it causes too much drain and flips the fuse, so do you guys think it's a wiring problem with the house that I need to get checked out, or should I just watch no tele whilst the washing is being done?