Question about Whirlpool LSQ8543J
Shortly after fill or rinse cycle starts the washer intermittently blows the breaker on the GFCI outlet it's plugged into. Have tried it on 2 different outlets and the behavior is the same... seems something inside the washer is shorting or overloading and causing the breaker to trip. Suggestions?
The pump motor is starting to seize up. It is causing the motor to work harder which causes heating of electronics causing the fuse to blow
Posted on Feb 21, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I do home inspections, and this is a no-no! GFI devices are not real happy with inductive loads, such as motors and refrigerators. Generally during home inspections, we find that GFI's older than 10 yrs. have a 75% failure rate using a sophisticated tester. The 5 yr. old devices are at 50%. I'd replace that outlet with a single outlet, dedicated to the washer. If it's near a sink, then you're required to stick with the GFI. I'd just repalce it with a new one. Good Luck!!
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
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RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2010
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