Don't Understand What's Going On


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Old 09-29-14, 11:37 AM
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Don't Understand What's Going On

We have moved into this trailer home that we own and we have a dryer that when we try to plug in, sparks can be seen at the end of the prongs of the cord. We continued to plug the dryer in and it blew the breaker. We tried to flip the breaker back on with the dryer still plugged in but it won't stay, it just keeps blowing immediately. We have now idea what's happening here but we really need to get this fixed. The dryer worked for a week before this happened and we have had 2 other dryers before this one that worked perfectly fine so this is just really weird.
 
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Old 09-29-14, 11:57 AM
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Welcome to the forums. With the breaker off take the cover off the receptacle and check it for proper wiring. If you can, post pictures of the receptacle with its exposed connections. While you are at it post pictures of the back connections at the dryer.
 
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Old 09-29-14, 12:09 PM
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If you can reset the breaker with the dryer unplugged it is the dryer or how the cord is connected at the dryer. If it does it with the dryer turned off I'd suspect the cord first.

Is this a gas or electric dryer?
 
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Old 09-29-14, 02:07 PM
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Try plugging in a light or small appliance. does it trip?
 
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Old 09-29-14, 04:01 PM
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Norm, this may be an electric dryer. If so that will not work.
 
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Old 09-30-14, 03:42 AM
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Unless this is 220v system I don't see why not. This would determine if the circuit is bad or the appliance. He could also buy an inexpensive tester.

 
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Old 09-30-14, 06:31 AM
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Dryer

Is it a clothes dryer or a hair dryer? Or some other kind of dryer?
 
 

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