Dryer Trips Breaker

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Old 06-04-19, 09:41 AM
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Dryer Trips Breaker

I have my electrical dryer plugged in and it is the only thing to that circuit breaker and it started my circuit breaker to start tripping and I want to know what causes what causes it to be
 
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Old 06-04-19, 10:31 AM
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Circuit breakers can trip for a few reasons, but the most common are for overloads and direct shorts. A bad breaker may trip prematurely too.
 
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Old 06-04-19, 11:09 AM
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Not a overload because it's the only thing that is hooked into that breaker and it worked fine since I got the dryer and it just started today yesterday I do like 10 loads of laundry it didn't trip once
 
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Does the breaker trip on air fluff cycle? Does it take a while for the breaker to trip on heat cycle?
 
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Old 06-04-19, 11:45 AM
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Is this a gas or electric dryer. Unplug dryer and see if the breaker still trips.
 
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Sounds like your dryer might be faulty.
 
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Old 06-04-19, 03:22 PM
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Dryer is electric and if I unplug it it would not trip because it's the only thing hooked up to that circuit breaker I know my dryer need the belt so I don't know if that would cause it to trip and I only tried it on more dry and not fluff
 
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Old 06-04-19, 03:25 PM
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Unplug it anyway. Need to know if dryer or circuit to dryer before we go any farther. Post model # of dryer also.
 
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Old 06-04-19, 04:34 PM
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Model number DVLR223EG1WWserial number GM781454A LDU1C 120/240V 60HZ 24A 3 WIRE LISTED E96329 48N9
 
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Telecom guy sometimes it will trip in 5-10 minutes other times half hour and it just started today and my dryer is electric and I posted the model and serial number in my last post
 
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Old 06-04-19, 06:21 PM
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Three questions......
What size breaker is it on ?
How old is the dryer ?
Is the outside vent close ?
 
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Dryers don't usually pop breaker. Does the motor make a groaning sound when it starts? This is not likely but easy to check, Take the cover off the wire entrance and look for a burnt wire.
 
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Old 06-04-19, 07:12 PM
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Pjmax the dryer is about 7-10 years old , vent outside has cover over it but it opens up inside when dryer is running , and I think 20 amp in 2013 i had to get rid of my new dryer because I was told my amp needed to be upgraded to at least a 40 amp for new dryers but fine for older ones I went to apt size for a long time just bought this used dryer couple weeks ago worked great did probably 30 loads of laundry never trip once until today
 
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Old 06-04-19, 07:26 PM
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Dryer usually require a 30 Amp breaker. Depending on your wire size you might be able to install one. Did not answer question about sound of motor?
 
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Old 06-04-19, 07:51 PM
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This last time I reset it , it squealed but after 20 minutes it made like growning and thumping sound for a second a couple times . I had another electric drying hooked up their for 5 years never trip once until I bought and new one so I finally went b.c. ack to a used one so I could have a full size dryer
 
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Old 06-05-19, 04:40 AM
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Squealing sounds like front bearings going bad and drum freezes. something in blower or drum is jammed. That model dryer has a bad habit of wearing out bearing/ Bearing is the whole front plastic piece. bearing called drum slide under front panel in diagram # 313 A lot of times will require whole section of plastic parts.
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...w-dryers-parts
 
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Measure peak amp draw in braker wire (remove panel to access)

use peak reading ammeter on wire to breaker behind panel. use separately each of the 2 110- volt wires
if 40 amp breaker trips at anything less than 40, breaker is bad

shorted heater coils can sometimes be disconnected.individualy-- will take longer to dry
 
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Old 06-06-19, 11:19 AM
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each of the 2 110- volt wires
Almost correct. It is the two 240v wires going to the breaker.
 
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Not correct. Neither of those wires have 240v on them. They each have 120v on them. Two wires of 120v equals 240v (assuming they are on opposite power legs).

To the OP:

Sounds like your problem is that they sold you a lemon (aka bad) dryer. Did you get any warranty?
 
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Old 06-06-19, 01:44 PM
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Relative to each other they are 240 volts. That is the voltage supplied to your house. Any 120v is derived from one of the 240v legs and neutral.
 
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120/240V 60HZ 24A 3 WIRE

That dryer should be on a 30 amp circuit; not a 40 and not a 20.
 
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