Question about Frigidaire FullFGX831C Size Stack Gas Laundry Center
I have a Frigidaire Laundry Center (from 2005-electric) and my electrical circuit blows every time the washer and dryer are run at the same time. Is this a fuse problem? Can I fix it myself, or should I hire someone? I have replaced a washer boot before but am no laundry appliance expert! Thank you!
Okay, here's the best I can do from this distance.
The combo unit is on a 30-amp, 220-volt circuit. One cord supplies both washer and dryer.
The breaker does not trip until the washer motor starts running simultaneous with the dryer drying.
My guess is that (if the combo unit is connected correclty to the one supply cord) the dryer motor runs off the 110 volt supplied by the red/white wires & the washer motor runs off the other 110 volt leg, black/white (could be vice-versa, but that's irrelevant).
The dryer heating element runs off the 220 volt supplied by the red/black wires.
There are two most likely causes (but not the only possibilities):
- The breaker is bad -- could just be oxidation on the breaker contacts in the bteaker box -- I havae seen this conditon -- small amounts of oxidation can cause the breaker to overheat and trip -- of course, the more current the load draws the hotter the breaker gets.
- One of the motors (washer or dryer) is beginnig to fail (windings beginning to short) and drawing more than rated current which is overloading the breaker.
Checking thes two theories requires some not-so-standard equipment, and some more-than-handyman expertise. And if neither of these theories pans out, the troubleshooting gets more complicated.
So, to address your original question, "Can I fix it myself, or should I hire someone?, I would say you should hire someone. This wirite-up may give them a head start.
Let me know if you have any questions.
A third possibility (only possible if this tripping condition ahs existed from the beginnig of the w/d installation) is that the power cord is connected to the unit such that both motors are powered by the same 110 volt leg. Not being there to assess this, I can't say how likely this is, but it's a long shot for sure.
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