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Kenmore 400 series washer. Only three years old. Worked fine until last week, it wouldn't restart after I had paused it. It blew the circuit breaker, shorted the socket, and continues to trip the breaker every time it is plugged in.

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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.

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