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Old 05-20-2009, 07:55 PM
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when i turn my dryer on, the circuit braker trips. what could be the problem?


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Old 05-22-2009, 02:00 PM
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Hi Rusty

Your breaker is tripping because there is either an excess current draw, or the breaker itself is bad.

Heres what I would do.

1. Unplug the dryer and trace the wiring from the block to the heating elements. You are looking for a frayed wire, or a loose connection or something which would cause the current to spark. Be sure the connections at the block are secure. Examine your heating coil to see that it is not grounding out anywhere,

2. Replace the breaker. This may not be the problem, but for a small sum you can eliminate it as the source.

3. If these things do not fix the problem, it is likely that your motor is in the process of failing, and needs to be replaced. This is the most expensive fix, and since it is only likely and not certainly the problem you want to save replacing the motor for last. Sorry I cannot guarantee that this will fix it, if you decide to go that route you will taking a risk that replacing the motor will not fix it.

Good luck and let us know what you do and how it turns out
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:00 PM
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it was the breaker...i replaced it and it worked.

thanks
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Well, glad you found it, and a cheap and easy fix it is.

Thanks for updating us. This will help all the people who write in with similar problems and tell us it is not the breaker (when it sure could be).

Thanks again.
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