GE washer trips gfi when I close the lid


Old 03-14-16, 05:38 AM
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GE washer trips gfi when I close the lid

The gfi tripped while doing laundry so I tried another outlet, and had the same problem. I proceded to unload it and reset the gfi. I plugged it back in with the lid open, but as soon as I closed it the gfi popped again. Any ideas?
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Old 03-14-16, 06:01 AM
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A sudden failure of some component resulted in current leakage from a possibly frayed live wire or part to the frame (body) inside the washing machine. This is probably enough to cause electrocution if you tried a receptacle without GFCI protection. A repair of some kind will be needed.

The machine schematic diagram (probably pasted on the inside of the back panel) would come in handy. It will probably still take a few hours to unhook wires a few at a time to narrow down on where in the circuitry the problem part is.
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Always label wires before unhooking them, so you are able to put things back the way they were.
Old 03-14-16, 02:28 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I moved your thread to the appliance forums since the problem will be inside the washer.

It may also be a water leak..... possibly water got into the motor.
A visual inspection can be done to look for visible problems.
A meter will be needed for wiring checks.

Post the model number for me.
Old 03-14-16, 03:57 PM
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Post model # but yours is not a common problem. I have no quick checks for you.

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