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Amana Washer ALW8800AW tripping the breaking instantly.


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#1 Ritz

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:07 AM

Amana Washer ALW8800AW tripping the breaking instantly.

-looking for advice on how to trace this problem if someone has heard of this before. 

-parts that could be failing and how to test? 



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

Start at the terminal block.  Unplug dryer.  Check resistance from L1 to N and from L2 to N.  Whichever one gives you low resistance is your problem circuit.  You've split the problem in half and can focus on that side of the circuit.  Now look at the wiring diagram and go hunting.  



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

Thanks for direction I should start it.
The run capacitor by the motor had fallen out if the clamp and the terminals were sparking on the clamp, thus tripping the breaker.
Easy fix, resecured the capacitor and it worked fine.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

Nice find!  Domo for posting it.  






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