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We have a 2007 Siemens washer. It has started throwing out the circuit breaker during the spin cycle; turning the drum by hand the bearings sound rough, is this the likely cause?

Siemens WXL148A washing machine purchased in 2007. If this is the problem is it worth repairing given the age (cost?), if not the likely cause what else could cause the problem and, again, is it worth repairing?

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The only to diagnose the problem properly is to get in a technician to find out why it is throwing circuit breakers
that is a short or insulation problem
bad bearings may be overloading a low performance motor so see what he has to say and then decide
at seven years , parts will be getting scarce for the machine so a new unit is an option to be considered

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