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Maytag Dishwasher DWU8860AAX trips GFI


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#1 cjd568

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 02:37 AM

Once every few months my Maytag Dishwasher DWU8860AAX trips the GFI in the middle of the cycle. If I reset it, it just trips again. but, if I wait a few hours or until the next day, I can reset it and it continues through the wash. Any ideas?


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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:18 AM

Why is your dishwasher on a GFCI?  Also, if it isn't already, it should be on its own dedicated circuit with a separate breaker.


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Posted 20 September 2007 - 05:06 AM

Its on the same circuit as my kitchen GFCI outlets. It is actually plugged into a regular non-GFCI outlet.

I would prefer it to be on a dedicated circuit but its been this way for about 10 years now and I never use the heater element, so it shouldn't draw much.

What I do is "re-route" the dishwasher to another outlet/circuit using an extension cord and wait until it behaves again. I did that last night and it also tripped the GFCI on a different circuit. Today, it works on the original circuit! Go figure.


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Posted 20 September 2007 - 05:28 AM

Remove the kickplates and examine underneath the dishwasher with a flashlight for any moisture.


#5 cjd568

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:06 AM

Removing the kickplate is not easy because it is somewhat built-in. But if these problems get worse, its the first thing I'll do.

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