Thankyou to zeusfaber for taking the time to try to sort my problem.
model is a WD61
I have found that the m/c still trips even when the coolest setting which is incomming water supply (by the manual) temp for a quickwash is used.
BUT if i remove the small pipe to the pressure swith once its tripped and then reconnect it and switch on again the m/c will carry on working .
the machine trips the electric as it first starts to fill the drum fills a reasonable amount then everything stops .i have turned the drum by hand then switched the power back on and this has worked a few times ,ive checked the brushes in the motor and they are fine.there is a small clear water pipe pipe running up to some sort of valve at the front/top of the machine ive disconnected the pipe and the thing seems to want to work but i stopped it incase of overfilling.i did blow and suck to see if the valve was working and there was a click each time i did this which seemed to indicate it was working but this was done with the power off . the problem seems to be there regardless of the load in the machine.
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Re: WD 61 trips electric
It's a bit hard to imagine this set of symptoms (repeatably at that stage of the cycle) being anything other than the element or the motor - and I have to say my money's still on the element.
Doing a proper insulation test requires an expensive tool (an ordinary multimeter won't hack it) so you'll have to use a process of elimination.
Making all your connections and disconnections with the power off:
First pull all the connections except the earth off the element, and tie them back if it looks like they might touch anything - then run the machine and see if the problem goes away (indicates an element problem).
If the problem persists, then reconnect the element, run the machine again to check the problem hasn't gone away all by itself, then remove the multiplug off the end of the motor and see whether that makes the trip problem go away.
If you have to replace the motor: a new one is about £85. If you have an older machine with a GEC motor, be aware that these are now obsolete and that most replacements have a different plug. They usually come with a conversion kit (just make sure yours does).
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breaker tripping is caused by an overload ( amps x voltage = watts). If the breaker is- for example -10 amperes and the voltage is 120 volts it equals 1,200 watts of power consumption and if the device is pulling more than the 10 amps setting of the breaker then, it will tripp. Just check how many amps is used by the device and if it is hooked to an electrical outlet that has a lower amps rating than the device then, it will tripp. Look for another electrical outlet that will support the device amps usage and give it a try to find if it does not tripp. If it still does then you may need to take it to a rapair facility to verify if there is any short within the device
Somewhere inside the machine there is a wire which has lost its insulation and is touching the frame of the machine. In other words you have a short in the machine. Be thankful that the supply is tripping because otherwise the casing of the machine would become live and could be deadly. Get someone in to check it out if you are not confident in taking it apart yourself. Unplug it until it has been sorted.
Are you around when the breaker trips? It almost seems as though an electrical connection is getting wet. Especially if it won't let you reset the breaker. Another reason for not letting you reset the breaker could be an overload that tripped but that to me would be within the machine, it shouldn't trip at the panel. You get pull the machine apart and check for these things. Look for and wetness or wire connections being crossed, anything like that. Something at the spin cycle is shorting out and tripping out your breaker. Also is your dryer circuit properly sized (30AMP Breaker with 10/3 wire)?
If you've just installed it for the first time ensure that transporting locks been removed (big screws under usualy yellow or white plastic covers at the back side of the machine) Make sure that machine is standing flat on the floor with no swinging whe you try to move it, this can be achieved by adjusting four legs of the machine (one at each corner). If neither of those helps than you need to identify when the noise appears what machine is doing at that moment. If the noise appears when it's draining, pumping water out, than your machine's pump is wearing out, or if it's noisy when spining (final spin) than bearing of the drum is wearing out.
A faulty heater in both a washing machine and dishwasher will trip swithes because they both cause an earth........the chances are you heater needs replacing......the reason its tripping after a short period is probably beacause the cycle doesnt start heating the water until after approx 15-20 mins depending on the cycle chosen
I had to call in a local repairman who opened the top (undid a few screws) and pushed open the door from inside. He then found a frayed wire from amongst the bundle of wires on top and wrapped a bit of insulated tape round the it. That was it... and I paid him his call out charge about £35.00
Hope it helps.