Question about AEG Lavamat 88840 Front Load Washer
If the switch trips off, that means that there is an abnormal power draw, which means a short. If the pump is humming you probably have a defective pump motor. The fact that brushes look OK does not exclude that the motor windings are internally shorting. Remove the pump and read Ohms on pump motor contacts. a shorted motor will read zero Ohms. The definitive test will be done by a tech energizing the motor directly (jumping it), then connecting power. That will probably trip the breaker, telling the tech that the motor must be replaced. For safety reasons I suggest only carrying tests that can be done with power off. After 15 years the pump is probably gone.
For general No-Spin issues, see this: If you have no spin...
In your case the situation is different, I think you have a defective pump motor. If problem is not the motor, then it is either wiring harness or timer (uncommon). In that case the breaker trips immediately before pump starting. Check also that problem is not main drive motor. It may be shorting when spin cycle starts. In that case the pump will drain before going to spin.
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
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