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Old 10-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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My whirlpool washing machine fills with water then trips the 20 amp GFI when it goes to agitate. after I reset the breaker it works fine.

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Yes - it needs to be on a GFCI
Have you used it since he redid the wiring without it tripping?

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no, my landlord had them wire a room off the garage so we could install washer and dryer. From the beginning it has done this. thanks
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Call your landlord back
They wired it wrong

A laundry area requires a dedicated 20a circuit
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Call your landlord back
They wired it wrong

A laundry area requires a dedicated 20a circuit
Beside the "Dedicated Circuit" issue. Why when the breaker is reset it works fine. I suspect this is an appliance issue. There is a restriction on the washer. Sometimes it's a worn or chipped belt. (No matter what) don't drink and Drive. Ever!!!
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We had a post like this a long time ago.
The OP found that some washing machines get an exemption for GFCIs. Ask the manuf.
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We had a post like this a long time ago.
The OP found that some washing machines get an exemption for GFCIs. Ask the manuf.
From the info. we have, it doesn't appear that it's a GROUND FAULT issue. Rather an "Overload" issue. When something (including a belt) is binding the motor (LR condition) the breaker tends to trip.(No matter what) Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!

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