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strudles

Member Since 08 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 28 2015 10:06 PM

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In Topic: Kenmore washer 110.20922990 trips breaker at spin

28 January 2015 - 06:12 PM

The motor did seem to loosen up after I ran it on its own for a bit so I hooked it all up and tried it on wash, rinse, spin... and it seemed to work fine so I'm doing a test run right now, all seems to be going well! Thank you all for all the troubleshooting advice you gave me, it really helped me not give up and to keep going till I found the problem. I'm not happy it's the motor, but at least it's still cheaper than a new washer and since I'm not at all impressed with the reviews of the new ones, I think I'll keep this baby going for as long as I can! Hey, it has a new transmission, clutch, drive coupler, timer, lid switch, and agitator dogs. If we do get a new motor, then most of the big things are relatively new, almost like a new machine, right? <_< Well, anyway,  :thanks:


In Topic: Kenmore washer 110.20922990 trips breaker at spin

28 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

Do you think that I would still need to test the capacitor if it appears to be the motor? I'm revealing my ignorance about such things, but honestly I have no idea what a capacitor does. Does running the motor power up the capacitor? I don't really want a capacitor blowing up on me :bomb_ie: I have enough excitement in my life with 4 kids :woohoo:. I'm going to go see if I can loosen up the old motor any. TTFN


In Topic: Kenmore washer 110.20922990 trips breaker at spin

28 January 2015 - 04:41 PM

I did switch out the motors and the new motor came on in spin mode, no problem, didn't trip the breaker so it looks like it's the motor. The only problem that I can see is that the working motor is very old looking and where I could easily turn the part that powers the pump with 2 fingers, I can barely turn the one on the working motor. It looks like it had water damage as the motor is rusty looking. Is that shaft supposed to be easy to turn like on my bad motor or hard to turn like the working motor? I don't really want to "fire her up" until I know it's not going to cause any more damage.

 

Thanks!

 

Trudi


In Topic: Kenmore washer 110.20922990 trips breaker at spin

28 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

How would I check the capacitor?

 

I swapped out the timer and there was no change. I plugged the washer into our heavy-duty extension cord into a non-GFCI outlet, but it was right next to another GFCI outlet so it's possible they are wired together somehow because when I plugged in the washer, it immediately tripped the GFCI next to it (in our carport). Even if the washer knob is pushed in so that it's not engaged, as soon as the metal prongs of the outlet touch the plug (not even pushed in at all), the outlet trips.

 

I still need to see whether the motor would run disconnected, but I suspect that if the outlet trips when the plug just barely touches it, that the motor probably won't do anything.

 

Should I try swapping out motors and see if that makes any difference?

 

I did just check the pump and it was clear.


In Topic: Kenmore washer 110.20922990 trips breaker at spin

28 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

Ok Dan, will do. I got it put all together, turned the breaker to that outlet back on and when I went to plug the washer in, it tripped the GFCI outlet immediately. I finally did get the reset button to stay in long enough for water to start filling into the tub, but when I switched over to spin, it immediately tripped. Next thing I can try is swapping out the timer, see of that makes a difference.



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