Having problems with your Miele Vacuum S319i ?

What is causing Miele vacuum to arc and trip the circuit breaker

Some water got into the vacuum. I have dried it out but a fault has developed. When I switch it on the motor fires up for a split second and then it trips the circuit breaker for the power circuit in the house. I have dismantled the machine and can see that there is a major arc happening just as soon as I turn the machine on. It is in the region of the pcb that is attached to the side of the motor.

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