Clothes Dryer Blows Circuit Breaker


Old 11-03-04, 03:40 PM
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Clothes Dryer Blows Circuit Breaker

Hi! Whenever my dryer starts to kick into gear (I guess that's what it's called!) it blows a circuit breaker. It's a pretty new dryer. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-04, 04:16 PM
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Hello: sentrase. Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site.

I moved your question into this forum topic, since it pertains to the electric power most likely supplied the appliance than a problem with the machine. However, not much info provided.

Suspect the dryer is an electric dryer and not a gas dryer, based on the questions prior forum topic location. If the machine is an electric dryer, may be the machine draws too much current for the circuit breaker.

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Old 11-05-04, 04:39 PM
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Has the dryer been working and just started doing this, or is this the first time you have tried to use the dryer at this location. Also, what size is the circuit breaker that is tripping?
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Sounds like a problem in the dryer to me. Could be vibrating and wire is shorting to the frame?
What is different about the 'normal' cycle than the others? Hotter? longer?

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