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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 07:16:57 PM »
Are you referring to the capacitor in the control panel?
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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 09:14:20 PM »
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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 10:39:28 PM »
the cap is number 217 on this diagram. Must be up in the control panel:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=21781924&pkw_=basket&model_id=5131349&NewWindow=1

On the older models the Cap is usually on the right front halfway up zip tied to the inside cabinet. Newer ones are inside the control panel. This ones looks to be around 10 years old so I would look in the cabinet.

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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 10:46:41 PM »
I will trace the wiring again and I will make sure there are not any splices where someone may have removed the capacitor if I still cant find it.

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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2011, 07:16:38 PM »
I still haven't had a chance to check this again but I found that my extension cord is bad. I was working on another appliance and each time I would plug it in the breaker would trip. I happen to grab another cord laying there and try it and this time the refrigerator started up fine. I will check the washer again without a shorted extension cord and see what happens.  ::)

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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2011, 08:49:23 PM »
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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2011, 08:40:42 PM »
Doesn't trip the breaker anymore since plugged in to a good cord but motor still gets constant power regardless of timer position. Traced all wiring from motor to console and found no splices and no capacitors. I see in the diagram where there should be one and this stumps me a little as to why this one does not but either way it appears to have a bad timer so I'm just going to part it out and keep what is good to use on other machines.

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Re: GE washer tripping breaker
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2011, 08:45:00 PM »
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