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Washer problem Washer will agitate on the slow speed (gentle cycle) setting but will not agitate on the fast speed (heavy duty) setting. It trips circuit breaker when on the heavy duty setting.

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THE SPEED SELECTOR SWITCH MAY BE SHORTED CAUSING THE MOTOR TO TRY AND RUN ON BOTH THE LOW AND HIGH SPEED WINDINGS. THIS WILL PULL TOO MUCH CURRENT AND TRIP THE BREAKER.
THE MOTOR WINDINGS FOR THE HIGH SPEED COULD BE SHORTED CAUSING EXCESSIVE CURRENT DRAW.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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