After washer has run for a while cord gets hots and washer trip breaker
ANSWER Sailorred, You may want to start by checking the outlet wires and breaker in the box, Loose wire connections and or a weak breaker can cause such an issue. If you have access to a multi meter, you'll need to check voltage at the outlet for both static (no load) reading and a "load" (while the washer is running), You need to maintain a minimum voltage of 105 volts, under a load(especially when the motor starts in the spin cycle) We'd expect to see an amperage draw of 10 to 11 amps in agityate with a tub full of water, and a 10 to 11 amp draw until the tub reaches a high spin speed, after the drain cycle). You need to allow a 10% variable, and if the voltage remains in range (105 to 120 VAC) and the amp draw is reasonable(lower voltage causes higher amps) the most likely issue would be an electrical supply issue.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, October 13, 2012