Question about Whirlpool LHW0050PQ Front Load Washer
I own a two-year old Whirlpool (LHW0050PQ) front load washer. It has a history of vibrating severely in high spin. It is mounted in a RV - placed on a 2X4 frame with holes drilled into the wood for the feet. A few days ago, it started popping the GFI during normal cycle. The problem got worse and is now at the point that it pops the GFI every 30 seconds. I have to wait a couple of minutes for the internal circuit breaker(s) to reset before I can kick the GFI back in and start the machine. But, it just pops the circuit again and I can't get the machine to keep running. Any suggestions? Thanks - Joe
Have you checked your heater element it is a well know that a bra bone of money or the vibrating could of made a hole in the heater element you will need a meter that have a continuity test. take off the wires on the heat element and the earth wire then put one meter prong on the left heat flat where you took the weir off then put the other meter prong on the other side of the flat don't put it in the middle yet the meter should read all the way a cross if not then its had it if it do read now keep the prong on the left and now put the right prong on the middle and if you get a little reading its had it. if it is gone then right down the model number and have a look on ebay it should be cheap. hope it helps you
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
The quick answer is the GFI, they are notorious for not working properly with large appliances. It sounds as if you have this covered though.
My next guess would be a small water leak somewhere in the machine that is getting into one of the motors. The water pump would be the obvious place to look first.
It being in an RV and bolted down causes it's own problems with working on it. Myself, and all the other repairmen I know, draw up in the fetal position when we know we have to work on an appliance in an RV or on a boat because of the limited space available. I hesitated to even try to post a solution on line. LOL
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
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