Washing machine trips circuit breaker
Posted October 30 2008 - 11:13 PM
Posted October 30 2008 - 11:30 PM
next-switch breaker , maybe it's bad .
check wiring connections .
Posted October 31 2008 - 10:19 AM
Posted October 31 2008 - 10:40 AM
Posted October 31 2008 - 11:36 AM
Posted October 31 2008 - 11:40 AM
Could be the motor, the belt, pulleys, etc.
Pull it out and take the back off and inspect all the drive components anything obvious? , then turn it on and watch. Does it trip when the motor kicks on?
Put the knob in the middle of the spin cycle, and start it - does it trip right away?
Posted October 31 2008 - 1:36 PM
Posted October 31 2008 - 3:18 PM
Posted October 31 2008 - 9:27 PM
Originally Posted by lacan4a
Would there be anything wrong with him using a heavy duty extension cord to a recepticle on another circuit as a quick test?
It is hard to find a cord rated for 20AMPS.
The washer should have nothing else on the circuit, if it does, turn whatever it is off.
I suspect something slowing the motor causing it to draw more current. Could be anything the motor is turning. Or, the motor is failing, what will happen next is the motor will get very hot and start smoking. Be glad the breaker is tripping, it is doing it's job.
Posted November 01 2008 - 3:08 PM
Posted November 02 2008 - 2:48 AM