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I just bought a second hand LG WD8050FH washer I saw it working in the sellers house but when I got it home as soon as I turned it on my circuit breaker shut off and so does the machines power. I have turned off all my other appliances at the switch but the washer still continues to shut down within seconds of turning it on and before any cycle begins.

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    I just bought a second hand LG WD8050FH washer I saw it working in the sellers house but when I got it home as soon as I turned it on my circuit breaker shut off and so does the machines power. I have turned off all my other appliances at the switch but the washer still continues to shut down within seconds of turning it on and before any cycle begins.I've tried other sockets and the same problem I presume there is a short somewhere in the machine. How do I go about finding the fault?

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Hello there:
Alot of times the circuit breaker that operates this machine may be different than the previous owners so check the amperage of the circuit that it is on it may be too weak to run this machine each machine has a certain amperage that it calls for and if yours is not enough than this will be the result tripping breakers ect ect
Also somtimes this circuit may feed more than one thing so in this case i would try to plug it in in a different outlet via a extention cord to test and if it now works than you will know what the problem is ok
Hope this helps
Best regards Michael

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Try the machine on a different power supply . or try a appliance that you know is ok on this power . if power ck's ok then look for a pinched or shorted wire caused by the move .. good luck hope this helps .. mm

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  • kimvnewman Jul 16, 2010

    I tried as you suggested using other sockets and it still shorts in 3 or 4 seconds The lead in the back seems to be OK no damage or pinching

  • kimvnewman Jul 16, 2010



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    I tried as you suggested using other sockets and it still shorts
    in 3 or 4 seconds The lead in the back seems to be OK no damage or
    pinching



  • dennis dodge Jul 16, 2010

    SOUNDS LIKE THE PROBLEM IS IN THE DRYER ITSELF. . CK FOR SHORTED ELEMENT

  • kimvnewman Jul 18, 2010

    How do I check for shorted element

  • kimvnewman Jul 19, 2010

    How do I check for a short

  • kimvnewman Jul 19, 2010

    It isn't a dryer its a washing machine

  • dennis dodge Jul 19, 2010

    sorry about the (dryer) but the things i wanted you to ck still apply / w or dryer / if you saw it working before you brought it home then i think it was the trip home . thing happen ..do you know if power is 220 or 110. volts. .. and shorting out will blow fuses .and just quiting in 4 to 10 sec could be a open connecton in the wiring . so if not shorting but just quiting .. i would look for loose conection in any or all components . like the harness to the motor . / timer / or any swithces. / disconect them and re plug the in making sure connections are tight . .. your problem ins't a easy one because . unit quit working when the location changed . . so we are look ing at something that the move caused . or the new hook up created .. so lets keep on trying . .. mm

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