why does my meter go off when I put the dishwasher on I had a new meter put in on July 15th 2021 .
So now it keeps Tripping
Best answer by Gwyndy
Hi thank you for your reply but I don,t think its the dishwasher as it was working ok before .
Also the washing machine works ok and the tumble not that i use it at this time .
I even put the dishwasher on this morning when nothing else was being used and it did the same thing .
Do I need to change the fuse in the plug?
You need to contact an expert, either a washing machine repairman, or an electrician - personally I’d start with the repairman.
The basic process of elimination here, to my mind at least, is as follows:
Assuming you have them all on the same ring main; I’d guess you do, but can’t without seeing your system guarantee it, odds are if they are in the same room then they are, unless one is plugged into the cooker circuit.
Your Dishwasher trips the main fuse (presumably)
Your Washing Machine does not trip the main fuse
Your Tumble Drier does not trip the main fuse.
This leaves two possibilities:
1: Your Dishwasher is broken and tripping the main fuses.
2: The socket your Dishwasher is plugged into is broken and tripping the mains fuses.
In theory at least, changing the fuse in your Dishwasher should make no difference (unless the fuse for your dishwasher is too high a rating) as it’s not blowing - your issue is bypassing it and tripping the mains fuse.
Please seek expert help, phone someone and get advice.
Based on “Just to say the dishwasher is plugged in to the cooker socket as I cant plug it in any were else.”
That should mean it’s plugged into a separate (normally 32 amp or 40 amp) circuit, onto which (in most instances) you only have the cooker, the hob, and one socket.
Try plugging a different appliance (high wattage such as a hairdryer) in:
If it trips, likely to be the socket or the ring.
If it doesn’t, likely to be the dishwasher.