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Why is my washing machine tripping GFCI outlet?

I have a front load Whirlpool Duet Steam Washer model number WW9750. The drain filter was clogged with two of my infant son's socks. I pulled them out and water came out mostly into towels and pans I had ready. When I plugged the machine back in I'm able to turn the power button on but when I hold the start button to start the machine it trips the GFCI on the outlet. I put a fan in front of the machine to dry anything damp out overnight, but the GFCI is still tripping. Please help. Thank you!

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tnesbi0
unfortunately, the model number you've provided does not bring anything up in our data base. Please recheck your model number. In general, try plugging the washer into a dedicated outlet that does not have GFCI protection. It will likely work properly.

A problem with the motor could be occurring if the washer trips a regular breaker. It is not recommended for major appliances to be plugged into the GFCI outlets.

If you require further assistance please resubmit question with a complete model number and more details. I will be looking forward to helping you again in the near future.
by tnesbi0 Earned 293 community points in Washers
January 9th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Whirlpool Washer. I did some research for you at Managemylife and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices. I hope these links provided assist you.
by Manage My Life
January 6th, 2012
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