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Start After 8 months of working fine the machine will no longer start.  The circuit breaker is fine and I have used a different outlet -- not good.  Any ideas?

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UNit was replaced by the retailer.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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That's not very helpful what you need to tell us is step by step so we know where and what to help you with sorry but it could be any thing??????????????????????????????????????????

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I do one load of washing it finishes and then when I put the second load in and switch the machine on it trips the electricity .But if I leave it for the next morning it works fine for only one load again...


At a guess, you have a leak or a damaged seal/insulation around some switch/wire in the washer. Assuming a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) breaker, some wiring is getting damp at the end of the washer cycle and triggering the breaker when you try to run a second load. This wiring dries out overnight and thus doesn't trip the breaker on the first load.

To check if the GFCI breaker/outlet, try plugging the washer into a outlet on a different breaker. Use an indoor/outdoor rated extension cord appropriate for the electrical load. If the second circuit is GFCI-protected and the breaker trips, check the machine for leaks or damaged insulation on a wire or several wires. If the lid switch is getting damp, that would stop the machine. The leak or damaged area is probably fairly small since it takes the full cycle to get the breaker to trip. If the breaker doesn't trip, replace the breaker or outlet. Get an electrician to do the replacement if you aren't comfortable doing this.

Alternatively, the washer is overheating and cooling down overnight. I've heard of the inlet water solenoids tripping a circuit breaker when the inlet water lines have clogged screens. Similarly, if the motor is overheating at the spin cycle, you might see this. You can try using a meter to see if the current draw changes during the washer cycle. Alternatively, try start the second load an hour or several hours after the first (just less than the 24 hour pattern you've tested).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jun 26, 2018 | Washing Machines

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My Kenmore Elite Oasis will not power up and I can not even get a error code. Circuit breaker is good what do I do? I am stuck on this right now!


r u sure circuit breaker is good? did u check the washer terminal black or timer for voltage??
The washer tripped the breaker once and OR after the breaker was reset it ran additional loads with no problem then it tripped the breaker again.

Intermittent problems are always difficult to diagnose because the problem usually doesn't occur when you're making the checks.

If the washer ran additional loads the problem will not be an electrical short with one of the washer parts. If the lid switch had a short it wouldn't run the additional loads.

You don't say if the additional loads used the same cycle as previously. A timer can have an internal short that might trip the breaker in heavy duty cycle but not the permanent press cycle.

If you have access to a clamp on amp meter, see the image below, then you can check the amp draw of the washer. The washer normally will draw about 10-15 amps at start up and about 5-8 amps while running. The house breaker for you washer should be rated at 20 amps.

If the washer is running and drawing less than 20 amps and the breaker trips then if can be a weak house breaker.

Mid cycle the washer is most likely draining or spinning and if the bearing or pump locks up then the washer may draw additional amps to try to start and trip the breaker.

The key to this problem is what the amp draw of the washer is when the house breaker trips.

To narrow this problem down, there are three places that could be causing the ( outlet) GFCI to trip, a malfunction in the washing machine, a problem with the downstream wiring (aka load side of the GFCI-other items connected on same circuit), or the GFCI outlet itself. If there isn't anything downstream, then plugging the washing machine into another GFCI outlet, or simply swapping out the outlet for a known good GFCI outlet, will identify if the outlet itself is faulty.
If the outlet trips when the washing machine isn't running and isn't even plugged in, then there's a fault in the wiring on the load side of the GFCI outlet.
If the issue is neither of the above, then running the washing machine and monitoring to see which step is occurring when the trip happens will isolate what part of the washing machine may be leaking current to a ground. It could be a certain water level, a motor being engaged, a transition step in the controller, etc
Beware some techs believe that most Washing machines or any other motor should not be on a GFCI! Should be a dedicated single receptacle. If there are other outlets on the washer GFCI, replace that GFCI with a single receptacle and put the GFCI on the next jump in order to protect other outlets.

Another item to check is ur lid switch which may have gotten moister inside and created a short_ or broken open and the rubber seal dried out over time, and the switch assembly will be exposed. water can splash onto the assembly, somehow causing the GFCI to trip. In any event, if you are having trouble with your washing machine stopping mid-cycle for any reason, test and replacing the lid switchis probably a worthwhile idea, as it is cheap and easy to replace.

WASHER WILL NOT START:

Power If your washing machine won't start, begin by looking at the power source. First of all, is the washing machine plugged in? If it is, has it tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse? Check and reset the breaker (or replace the fuse) if necessary.

Lid Switch The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one, the switch MAY BE BAD and will need to be replaced. Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch..
If the switch works but the washing machine still won't start, check to see if your washing machine has a special fuse for the lid switch. It will usually be inside the control panel. If it's blown, you'll need to replace it before the washing machine will start.

Door Interlock The problem could be with the door interlock. If the lights come on but the machine won't start, this might well be the cause. This could either be down to the wiring that runs to the door interlock, or the door catch not activating the interlock itself.

Timer Knob Some models of washing machine use a mechanical timer knob and won't run until the water in the machine has filled to the selected level. If the knob doesn't line up properly with the graphics on the control panel, you can try to troubleshoot the washing machine problem by advancing the timer a little. When you've done this, pull it out a little way and see if the washing machine will start properly.

Push start switch may need to be tested with a multi meter for continuity OHMS should show a closed circuit when pushed in or turned on.

Overheating If you've run several loads, one after another, without any problem but suddenly find your washing machine refuses to start, overheating could be the cause. The simple way to discover whether this is the problem is to give the machine ample time to cool down, say for a couple of hours, and then try it again. If it works fine, overheating has been the problem and you may have a motor with bad windings.




Mar 24, 2015 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Installed 8 low voltage lights with a malibu digital 120w timer 2 months ago. The timer does not always work. I'll unplug then power up the system and then the lights turn on. Never had this problem...


Timer is not identified:
Open following link to see low-voltage digital timers and then add a comment if needed:
Page also has links to warranty information, and list of advisories so power pack lasts longer.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html#digital

There are 2 likely suspects: Bad timer, or electrical problem.
There is no repair for bad timer, but timer has warranty through the manufacturer/ Malibu.
Electrical: Since power pack worked correctly before, then outlet probably has correct polarity, but I always suggest checking outlet with circuit analyzer.
Also plug lamp into same outlet and see if there is flickering that would indicate loose wire. Wiggle circuit breaker and see if lamp flickers. Move the outlet and see if lamp flickers.
Outdoor outlets get loose wires because of exposure to temperature and dust and moisture. Replace outlet and don't use the quick connects, instead use screw terminals.
If possible, move timer to different outlet on different breaker and see if problem persists.

Oct 05, 2011 | Hardware & Accessories

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20 A AFCI Homeline trips intermittenly on a outlet circuit with no lighting on it. The circuit does have an GFCI outlet on it. Trips mabe once a week. replaced the breaker and it worked fine for about a...


You should not have multiple GFCI devices in any one circuit. Change out the outlet and label it
GFCI Protected if necessary...Your problem of nuisance trips should go away.

John

Sep 21, 2011 | Square D Co. QO120CAFIC ARC Fault Circuit...

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All lights up but as soon as i press the start buttom its trips the sockets out


I assume "trips the sockets out" means that the fuse or circuit breaker that supplies the power to the washer opens or moves to the "trip" position. I'll also assume it worked fine while plugged into this outlet before, too.

This indicates a "direct short circuit" or a very low resistance short circuit, and is potentially dangerous to people and property. Do NOT attempt to reset the circuit breaker or replace the fuse to try it again. This appliance requires a professional repairman to locate and repair the problem before you should attempt to use it again.

Be safe & good luck!

Sep 08, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Juicier will not work at all


Try the juicer on another circuit to see if the breaker failed altogether on the circuit you were using. It's possible that the machine is drawing more power than it should and may need to be checked by an appliance service dealer. An electrician can also check the power draw at the breaker to see if it is being overloaded. If the machine itself is defective, it should receive professional service. Good luck!

May 07, 2010 | Champion G5NG853S Household Juice...

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Had a storm, blew all the breakers got the breakers re-set but now the coffee maker won't even start


Hi, W/D here.
Try something else in the outlet. Most kitchens have ground fault outlet circuits, so you may have a tripped outlet breaker. These type of circuits can come from the panel through a ground fault circuit breaker, or they can go to the first outlet on a run of outlets. If the first outlet is ground fault protected, the others on that same run are protected as well. If another device will work in your coffeemaker outlet, the coffeemaker is probably dead. If another device will not work in the outlet, and your coffeemaker will work in a known, good outlet, you'll need to look at all of the outlets in your kitchen and bathrooms for an outlet with a "test" and a "reset" button on it. If your outlet is on that circuit, you will need to push the reset button to restore power to your coffeemaker's outlet.
Best regards, --W/D--

Aug 12, 2009 | Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

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Washing machine causing power failure in whole


Best answer to this is the circuit outlet is connected to is overloaded < to many items are plugged into it > could be 15-20 watt breaker and usage amounts to more than wattage allowence. If you can lighten the load on circuit by removing things < t.v.,appliances,lights,etc.> from the other outlets that are affected < shutting down when breaker trips > then you can compromise and use washer any time. The other suggestion is to dedicate a breaker to washer, < by adding breaker and wiring to outlet for washer >.

Apr 22, 2009 | Washing Machines

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LG washing machine trips GFI Circuit Breaker


WASHING MACHINES ARE NOT TO BE CONNECTED TO GFI OUTLETS AND TRY TO CONNECT IT TO A CERCIUT THAT IS NOT WITH YOUR DRYER. (REG) OUTLET.

Jan 02, 2009 | LG WM2016C

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Circuit breaker on laundry circuit has started to trip


if the machines are both on the same outlet i would attempt to run them on seperate outlets first to see if it improves. as time lapses breakers or gfi's can weaken and a continous amp draw esp. in the spin and the ignition stage at the same time which are the largest amp draw from either machine at any give time could be causing the issue. if this does not work you need a tech to look at it

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Jun 03, 2008 | Washing Machines

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