My Samsung washer WA52M7750AV/A4 occasionally pops the GFCI breaker. This a new home not quite a year old. The only item on the breaker is the washer.It always completes the wash cycle and the breaker pops maybe twice a month when I push power on to start another load. I think the breaker is to sensitive.. I have had this washer for about 5 months. The old washer never had this issue.. Thoughts and recommendations please..
Just doing what it is supposed to do!
A GFCI needs to be very sensitive to do its job. My guess is you've got some moisture getting into the controls and causing an intermittent ground fault. Which is exactly what the GFCI is supposed to do.
Since it is only 5 months old, I recommend talking to Samsung about a warranty repair. You might get "nowhere", but you might find that they have had other problems - perhaps bad gaskets or something allowing water to get where it shouldn't.
If you can't get any warranty (a.k.a. free) help from Samsung, then I would see if there is any way to seal the control panel better.
This is a problem that will be happening more and more now with newer washing machines and the newer requirements for them to be on GFCIs. Newer designs of washers are now using variable speed electronic motor controls inside, rather than the old simpler plain induction motors and gear boxes. The Variable Speed Drives that are inside are notoriously difficult to keep GFCIs from holding in consistently, because they create a lot of what is called "Common Mode Electrical Noise", which the GFCI circuitry sometimes interprets as leakage to ground.
One simple thing you can do is to double check ALL of the grounding (green) wires in/on the washing machine frame, make sure nothing is loose or corroded. If that doesn't help your choices are to live with it, or try installing different brands of GFCIs, because this issue seems to follow some brands more than others. If your breaker is Square D, that's one that is notorious for this issue. You can't usually install another brand of breaker in a Square D panel though, but the other option is to use a standard breaker, then put in a GFCI receptacle at the outlet. Then if that receptacle nuisance trips, keep changing brands until you find one that doesn't.