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Blows breaker when starting drain

Kenmore model 20692. Washes ok. When it goes to start the drain cycle there is a buzzing sound and after 10 seconds or so the breaker trips.

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Sounds like you have a shorted drain pump.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014

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