When our 19 year old washer goes into the spin cycle with a full load
it trips the panel circuit breaker. With half loads it will generally
work okay. Any ideas as to the cause. I suspect a motor problem.
Any other ideas?
If the breaker is of the same vintage, it could be a weak breaker. Can you
try plugging the washer into an outlet on a different circuit?
If you need to use an extension cord to do so, make sure it is a heavy duty
cord (14 gauge prefereble) and as short as possible.
The other easy possibility is something else sharing the same circuit
causing an overload?
John Warner firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mike" < email@example.com> wrote in message
In alt.home.repair on 23 Aug 2003 09:42:31 -0700
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike) posted:
I don't even know if washers have them, but if they have a capacitor
(condenser) in parallel with the motor, I'd suspect that before the
motor itself. Some can mounted on the motor, maybe. I probably
looked but I forget.
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