My GE washing machine has been working for 6 months and is now tripping switch at agitate and spin cycles. It will not spin or agitate and mainly trips with lid closed? IDEAS?

  • What's the model number on it? And is your breaker a GFCI, AFCI, DFCI, or conventional breaker? – ThreePhaseEel Nov 7 '15 at 17:42
  • Model wcsr4170goww GE. And GFCI – Brian Merzlicker Nov 9 '15 at 3:09

While I can't be 100% sure -- it sounds like the motor is pulling excessive start current and causing the breaker to trip.

Try spinning the drum by hand with the washing machine not running/empty -- if it spins freely (your washer is belt drive) then I'd start by replacing the motor/inverter assembly.

If the drum doesn't spin freely then you have a drive system problem somewhere.

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