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My washing machine is tripping the circuit breaker

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My Beko WMA665W washing machine is tripping the electrics in my house. It first happened a couple of days ago, when a wash cycle wash about to finish. It had rinsed the clothes and had 1 minute left on the digital timer, when the whole house's electricity suddenly cut out. I unplugged it and the electricity came back on and stayed on, but every time I plugged the washing machine back in, it stayed on for about 10 seconds, still with 1 minute remaining on the rinse cycle, and then tripped the circuit out again. I cancelled the rinse cycle, and the machine stays on without any problem. I then tried to run a spin cycle, and it ran for around 4 minutes before it tried to kick into a high speed spin, the machine made a short, high-pitched wirring noise, the digital timer began flickering, and then it tripped out the power again.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    washer has no power unless you unplug from outlet for a couple minutes then plug back in. machine then powers up and runs through complete wash cycle then loses power again.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    washer will only power up unless you unplug for couple minutes and plug back in. after doing this machine will run through complete wash cycle then power back down or lose power again. you have to repeat this to wash another load

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Not rinsing or spinning jus got the machine today taken 5 hrs to do 1 wash

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Sorry to hear about the problem it will be your motor or module try online for recon both these parts are prone to go on bekos

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