What can cause a motor to burn out in a machine that is only 2 years old.
The control panel has to be replaced and it tripped the circuit breaker.
Repairman has been out 8 times so far and we will be getting a new motor and a new control panel. Can power fluctuations cause this type of problem?
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1) With the problem you are describing, please have someone fix this before you use the washing machine again, because of the possibility of a fire.
2) The two most likely places there is a problem are the motor and the control panel, or the timer/circuit board.
Although both parts are repairable, each part likely will cost over a hundred dollars, so often people replace the washer rather than repair them. Labor would be extra.
God bless your efforts.
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...
likely cause is that the short that tripped the breaker has caused damage to the electronics. there may be a fuse on a PCB on this model, but I am not 100% on that. you should check for resistance across your pump and motor, and inspect for water leakage as this often causes components to fail in this way.
You say you checked "socket" and the "fuse," did you mean the AC wall outlet (115V) and a fuse or breaker in the main power panel? Nearly all circuits involving water are protected by a Ground Fault Interrupter that can be servicing several wall outlets (perhaps one not near the washing machine) or can be located as part of a circuit breaker in your main power panel. The GFI outlets will have one or two push buttons located between the outlets and a combination GFI/overcurrent breaker will also have at least one button where others will have none. If you find one that is tripped, try resetting it. If it will not reset, unplug the washing machine and try again. If it now stays on, your machine may have an electrical path causing it to trip and using an unprotected outlet may be unsafe and an indication that the appliance itself may have electrical leakage which could be otherwise dangerous. The circuit breakers in the main power panel can also fail (they didn't 20 years ago) and we have replaced 3 in a home only 5 years old already so they are not made well anymore.
Do you mean the houses circuit breaker? If so, WHEN in the cycle does it blow the circuit breaker? WHEN it trips will tell you what to look at. I.E. If the circuit breaker trips during the fill cycle then it would be the walter inlet valve or the timer in the control panel; if it trips as soon as it is in the agitator cycle - then the motor or transmission; if it trips in the spin cycle - then the drain pump or transmission or control panel.
There is a dead short somewhere in the unit, I suspect a leaking pump and the motor got wet, is there any water under the unit? If not then you will have to remove the cabinet and check from the power cord to the control panel and beyound if neccesary to find out what is causing the short. Does the unit trip immediatly or does it take a while. If it takes a while and you have power to the unit for a little while then you may have a motor that is weak and stuck in a bad spot on the winding, you can try to spin it a small distance to see it it will take off. But BY All Means, UNPLUG THE UNIT BEFORE OPENING THE CABINET! These newer machine the cabinet slides off towards the front after you remove a few screws holding the control panel on.
run the machine, after it trips, unplug and carefully touch the motor,it may have a bad capacitor, or dry bearings causing it to draw excessive current,if these 2 things are not it, then look for a bare wire that may be touching case during this part of the cycle,and if you can get an "Amprobe" it reads current and check machines current draw during the start to trip current
Is washer relatively new? Check circuit breaker for proper size (20 AMPS). Washer must also be on its own circuit. It appears that when the motor starts up it is causing a spike in current (as with any motor), so the breaker is either undersized (Note that if breaker is undersized and you up it to the next size you would also need to replace the wire with the next size up which would be 12/2 with ground), or if you have had your washer a while which I believe is your case the circuit breaker is weakening and is tripping on the current spike. Try swapping out your circuit breaker with a new one and try running the washer again.