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Tumble dryer tripping electric

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IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Mon 17-Aug-15 15:58:54

I have a Beko DRCS68 purchased in 2009. It was plugged into socket under counter which is powered by fuse switch above counter. Tumble dry was not on/in use only the fuse switch was on.

2days ago power went out twice in house briefly and came back on (thought random power cut) then Sunday electric tripped kitchen sockets, again tumble dryer was not in use only cooker & washing machine.

Have plugged tumble dryer into extention electric breaker switch as soon as turn it on at mains (tumble dryer in off mode) it trips the electric.

DD said she heard like a pop sound on Sunday as was faint smell.

Have taken top of tumble dryer and can not see nothing burnt, Taken back off and heating element is fine (was also fine when last used it) checked the front filter, water filter and fluff filter, fan belt is all in tact.

Can anybody give me any ideas before I purchase a new tumble dryer

cozietoesie Mon 17-Aug-15 19:31:00

...Sunday electric tripped kitchen sockets, again tumble dryer was not in use only cooker & washing machine... (My bold)

Who did the electrics in your kitchen and how old are they?

cozietoesie Mon 17-Aug-15 19:34:58

PS - have you tried the tumble dryer in another part of the house altogether?

PigletJohn Mon 17-Aug-15 19:43:02

You will probably have an RCD, and an MCB.

The RCD trips in the event of an earth leakage. It will have a "T" or "Test" button on it, and perhaps the words "Residual Current Circuit Breaker (or Device). It will often turn off several, or all, or your circuits. It will usually be at least twice as wide as all the other breakers in your consumer unit.

The MCB trips in the even of a current overload. There will usually be between four and twelve of them, all the same size, in your consumer unit, one per circuit. The one for your sockets will probably be marked "B32" or possibly "30" if old.

Which one tripped?

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Tue 18-Aug-15 18:39:13

Had an electrian out this morning to check electrics in kitchen, all is fine.

Its my tumble dyer and tbh its a bit of a stab in the dark having ruled out obvious things and parts are not cheap just to take a guess at so am going to replace whole thing.

Thank you for taking time to reply.

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