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mdavis317 09-28-2009 08:43 PM

Kenmore Topload Washer tripping breaker
Hello, We have a Kenmore 80 series heavy duty top load washer. The issue we are having is that it tripped the breaker after running for about 1 min. After resetting the breaker, it runs for about 30 secs. then stops, it sounds like it is running under a heavy load. Any suggestions on where to start to trouble shoot would be much appreciated.

Thank you,


ibzbro 09-29-2009 08:40 PM

get access to the motor and see if its arcing under an agitation cycle. Does the breaker trip after the water has just got done filling and the agitation starts or maybe after the washer starts to spin. See if you can pinpoint when it trips. hope this helps.


mdavis317 09-29-2009 09:14 PM

Breaker tripping on Kenmore topload
Thanks for the reply. The washer tripped the breaker twice, it has'nt tripped the breaker anymore. But the washer seems to be running in slow motion now, and will just stop running for like 30 secs. then start again.

ibzbro 10-02-2009 10:17 PM

probably your motor but it's hard to tell without more info. if i had to guess with the information given i would say its the motor.

mdavis317 10-04-2009 08:26 AM

Kenmore Topload 80 Series
We had a friend come out and trouble shoot it, he is a appliance repairman, and he found it to be the motor switch. Also, found the time to be bad, it was running on two different cycles at the same time, shorted out and contacts welded.

Thanks for the input.

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