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FIXED 110.25842400 Kenmore 80 Series Washer Tripping Breaker

joedirt

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I have a Kenmore 80 series washer that trips a breaker every time you try to turn it on, doesn't matter the cycle or anything like that no matter what you try to do it trip the breaker right away. Model 110.25842400 any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

rickgburton

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There's obviously a short somewhere. Start by checking the connectors are all on tight. An easy way to find a short is by process of elimination. Start with the two major components, the motor and timer. Disconnect the motor connector and see if it will start without tripping the breaker. If it still trips the breaker, disconnect all the connectors on the switches and temporarily bypass the lid switch. The timer should be the only thing connected. If it trips the breaker the timer is bad. If it doesn't trip the breaker plug each switch one at a time until you find the short.


PS. don't forget the water valve connectors.
 

joedirt

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Okay I will do that I actually replaced the timer thinking it was that and it worked for about two minutes and then did the same thing again now it is just tripping like it did originally.
 

rickgburton

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If you have a bad motor the amp draw might be causing the timer contacts to weld together.
 

joedirt

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okay so i figured out it only does it on spin when you go to close the door, I got a new door lid switch but as soon as I activate the door lid switch on spin it trips the breaker
 

Jake

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Joe, You will need a clamp-on style amp meter to see how many amps the motor is pulling on spin. Right Rick?

Jake
 

joedirt

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Unplug the motor with closed door doesn’t trip, plug the motor in closed door it trips, don’t tell me my motors junk 😭😭😭
 

Jake

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Yes Rick, but he needs to use that clamp-on amp meter so we can see how many amps hes pulling.

We can replace every part in that machine, only to find out it was a weak breaker problem. :eek:

Jake
 

rickgburton

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If it trips as soon as it's turned it's a direct short to ground. Use a meter and measure the resistance from each wire terminal on the motor to ground or the motor body.
 

Jake

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Excellent Joe, glad it was only the breaker. (y)

I had one last year in Bouse, Arizona do this too, that's why I mentioned clamp-on amp meter and breaker.:)

Jake
 
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