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Clothes dryer throws circuit breaker

Purchased new Kenmore dryer. It ran for 2 cycles and on 3d it blew circuit breaker and now won't work.

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Hi tougar,
If you are having problems with a brand new dryer you should not attempt any repairs. The machine will still be in warranty and Sears will send someone to solve the problem for you. If you attempt a repair on the machine you will void your warranty.
Call 1(800)473-7247

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.

2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.

3. Heating element may have turned or the connection to the element might be loose. Sometimes a shorted circuit element will keep on blowing the fuse or circuit breaker.

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1. The 155 deg thermostat

http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-L155-%3d%3d&txt=1

2. Possibly one of the two electrical legs of the heating element is open.

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-110.86873100-%3d%3dc244i3367&PartID=3367

3. The timer & resistor has a problem.

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-110.86873100-%3d%3dc212i2031&PartID=2031

All of the above can be isolated with a meter.

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