GE brand new front load washer trips breaker every single time within 5 mins (model GFW850SSNWW). Connected to a GFCI protected outlet (does not have TEST/ RESET buttons on it) and GFCI breaker (SWD brand) since it's in the utility room. Washer works when plugged to a standard Can you please suggest what could we do?

  • This question gets posted quite a bit - Have you looked at any of the other questions using the search ? – JPhi1618 May 29 at 16:26
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    Does this answer your question? How can I figure out why my washing machine is tripping the GFCI receptacle? – JPhi1618 May 29 at 16:33
  • Wait, you have a GFCI recep fed from a GFCI breaker? Belt and suspenders? I would get rid of one of them. Put it on a circuit that has no GFCI protection at all. – Harper - Reinstate Monica May 29 at 17:29
  • @Harper-ReinstateMonica - Yes the outlet states GFCI protection enabled and the electrician said the breaker is GFCI too. When I plug the washer to standard plus (in the hallway; not in the laundry room), it works just fine – user117954 May 29 at 17:32
  • Oh, well a plain outlet with a sticker is GFCI protected, but it's not a GFCI outlet itself. That's a perfectly fine way to wire that, the sticker is just saying the circuit is protected. – Harper - Reinstate Monica May 29 at 17:35

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