Heating element and circuit breaker tripping

My Hoover AL 120 is somehow tripping the circuit breakers when it starts working, even if the temperature is set to 0º. If I disconnect the right connection of the heating element, it works just fine with cold water, if I disconnect only the left heater connection, breakers goes off. I've checked for shorts to chassis (no shorts found), heating resistance is around 30 Ohms, witch i assume is good (7.5Amps, about 1800W@230VAC). Temperature potentiometer has no effect (connected or unconnected). I have no idea what can be causing this issue (main board? mains filter? ... ?)

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Switch the burner grates if you can and see which one blows. (look for burned spot or shorted out areas). If you can just move the connectors to try to isolate the issue.

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