Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

My washing machine trips the Earth Leakage circuit breaker. By overriding the earth leakage the machine runs well with no problem but I do know that this is dangerous and that I have created a hazardous situation. But by drying the machine out in this way it does run a bit longer when reconnected to the E/L unit. But after a while the problem reoccurs. I suspect a faulty winding that trips my 25ma E/L unit. Do I HAVE TO REPLACE and who is my agent in JHB South Africa for a new 2 speed drive motor.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Whirlpool Master
  • 909 Answers

Actually, dont be in a rush to replace the motor. Check the heating element. 90% of the time its that. Motor is very rarely the problem. Disconnect the 2 element terminals and let machine run for a reasonable time. If no tripping out takes place, it confirms the element is faulty.Im assuming you have the front loader. The top loaders have there own issues.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Forgot to open water supply for my new washing machine and when it started flashing I only realized the problem.As soon as it washes it trips my main switch and says Earth Leakage????Please help!!!!!


Hello Dora,

An Earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB) is a safety device used in electrical installations with high Earth impedance to prevent shock. It detects small stray voltages on the metal enclosures of electrical equipment, and interrupts the circuit if a dangerous voltage is detected.

You should have an appliance service person come out for a service call since there may be a dangerous shock hazard present on the machine.

Thanks,
Mario

Apr 17, 2016 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

Bough this used and wired a outlet and breaker for it but it keeps tripping our breaker what am I doing wrong ?


How would anyone know , when you do not tell us what you wired up . I would call a local electrician tho and let him correct it .

Feb 15, 2016 | Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

When I plug in (and switch on) the hostess trolley it trips the electric in the house. However, works perfectly in another house.


Hi,
sounds as if your home power distribution / Fuse board has an earth leakage trip and is sensing a leak on the trolley, perhaps the other house is not so well protected, or the Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker ( ELCB) trip is faulty. It would make sense not to use the trolley until you have had it checked out

Jan 02, 2016 | Televison & Video

2 Answers

Dish machine keep popping breaker


your heating element is perhaps gone its the most likely things just after inital cycle call.... try to disconnect the element two spades and if it goes past this point i would replace it for sure
or some leakage too earth
sounds like too me the element jacket is bad and water has leaked in good old house trip before your house may have burned down...!!!! so...

something is leaking to earth ... that has water inside
perhaps the main recycle or outlet pump housings has cracked...??? look for rust on the motors laminated cores...

Mar 05, 2015 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

Ground leakage detected device cut the power


Take wires out of plug and the wire from the connecter box of machine. With multi tester test earth to live and earth to neutral. If there is a short circuit it will show on which wire it is. Next disconnect live and neutral wires from motor and run test on all wires. If no short the motor is faulty and test the motor connectors. If the short is not found the motor is not the problem but the control system. Disconnect all wires from controls and test everything isolated and individually.

Apr 16, 2013 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

GW708U Fisher and Paykel Washing machine Power Controller board trips earth leakage breaker


Hi your pump may be leaking the earth to trip breaker.
Check or replace the pump.

Feb 04, 2013 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

My fridge tripe the earth leakage everytime I switch on the fridge.


call ana accredited electrician to check the insulation of the wires and for vermin infestation that is across electrical connections
it could be a faulty capacitor or failed motor as the earth leakage breaker is also a fuse for excessive current draw

Jun 08, 2017 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Model is Candy Alise 1200 SE fault is, trips house earth leakage breaker as soon as washer power switched on!


Short circuit on machine Disconnect the heating element located at the back of machine pull off the two wires then try switching on for fault, hope it clears......

Jun 13, 2011 | Candy Washing Machines

1 Answer

When using the oven portion of the microwave oven it continues to trip the circuit the microwave is alone on a 20amp circuit .When I microwave it doesn't trip at all.Is it possible to move up to a 30 or 50...


If the breaker is an earth leakage type, it is possibly an earth leak problem which could be caused by insulation breakdown on the heater inside the microwave.
I would consult an aporved electrician for advice.

Jan 04, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

286 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2180 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...