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The washing machine is setting off the breaker at the electrical

The machine runs for a few minutes then sets off the breaker

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It appears your timer or motor has failed in this instance.

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
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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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When you said turn off circuit breaker did you mean from electrical panel or is there something on dishwasher


The breaker this should be referring to is inside your home's panel box. Sometimes electronic devices will have an inline fuse to stop power surges from damaging expensive delicate boards with hard to find ICs, but this is a fuse that burns an electrical element and has to be replaced after it's been used, or in other words it's a one shot thing, versus a breaker which is a mechanical device that moves a set of contactors when it senses an over current situation and can be used repeatedly. Unfortunately you didn't ask this question with the string that your first question was linked with so I don't know the original problem, but I have never known of a washing machine that had an on board circuit breaker, and know that many do not include inline fuses either.

If you have additional questions please post (to this string so the can be easily found) and if you found my answer helpful please up vote it, and let us know your results.

Good luck!

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Why does the earth fault breaker shut down when I use my washing machine?


I assume you have checked the earth connection to the ground.usually under sink onto copper pipe.
if there is an intermittent fault on any electrical appliance then the breakers will jump and try to send any residual current to earth to save someone receiving a full force electric shock.

Condensation on the machine electrics could be a good place to start or water reaching any electrics in the same room as machine.this include moisture or damp at the wall socket

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Hello, first check if the breaker triped in the electrical panel box (fuse box--old name). If it has not triped a breaker. Unplug your washing machine and wait about 10 or 15 second and replug the washing machine into the electrical socket. Don't turn it on. There should be a reset button. Push the button first, then turn on your washing machine. I hope this works for you. GB...stewbison.

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BREAKER TRIP AFTER 8 MINS .WORKED ONLY ON PERMANENT PRESS FOR A YR NORMAL ..WOULD TRIP BREAKER ON LOW AND HEAVY SETTING AFTER 5 MINS CYCLE.


This problem might be in your house electrical system rather than the dryer but it will take some troubleshooting to figure it out.
1. First make sure that you are connected to a 30 amp circuit breaker. If not then that is the problem!
2. Use a clamp on amp meter to see what the dryer is drawing from your electrical panel before it trips. If it is below the rating of the 30 amp circuit breaker when it trips, then your circuit breaker is defective.
3. If the dryer is drawing more than 30 amps it is in your machine and you will need to troubshoot that. Since you stated the times - is it always the same and does not vary? Then you have to figure out what you dryer is doing at the 8 minute mark and each machine is a little different. Soem machines go into a tumble air only mode for the first few minutes before kicking on the heating elecment. If yours is that was then it is the heating element, thermostat or something to do with the heating circuit.

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Hi. Does the machine stop suddenly, or does it slowly stop as it normally would? Does this happen on hills or slopes?
A lot of scooters have a self-resetting circuit breaker connected to the battery leads. If the machine draws to much current ( amps ) then the circuit breaker trips out. After a few minutes the circuit breaker will reset and you can continue.
This could mean that the circuit breaker is faulty or that the motor is drawing to much current, or is burnt out.
Some machines have a very light duty circuit breaker, and these can trip out often. I have changed many of these circuit breakers for this reason.
Check all your battery leads are secure and tight.
If it is still a problem, get a serviceman to check the motor current is what it should be.
Good luck. Neil.

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You have a ground fault or short . Disconnect dryer and remove small panel that holds the cord. Check if any wires are frayed, loose or touching any other metal objects.

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My washing machine is tripping the circuit breaker


sorry to hear about the problem it will be your motor or module try online for recon both these parts are prone to go on bekos

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you have a dry on your programmer you should not do this your self i would go down and see your local second hand shop who can help you with is they normally do jobs like that appliance shop is the best place to go it will be cheap

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