My Kenmore Elite 90 series washer (110.20922990) has started tripping the GFCI outlet that it is plugged into. I've recently read that it might not be best to plug a washer into a GFCI outlet, but it is in a bathroom next to a sink so I think that was the reason for it. It's been like that since we moved into this house almost 8 years ago and we've never had a problem with it until now. Last week when it quit working, the washer agitated fine, but when it switched to spin mode (pre-rinse) it tripped the GFCI outlet and stopped. Resetting the outlet doesn't work, it just trips again as soon as we try to start the washer.
I've heard it could be related to the timer, transmission, motor, capacitor and who knows what else. Is there a way to isolate the cause of the breaker tripping? I've replaced the timer within the last couple of years, the transmission last fall, feed dogs and coupler recently replaced, fwiw.
We're reaching laundry crisis status so I await any words of wisdom you might be able to share with me.