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Have 70 series electric as soon as i plug it in the heating element kicks in

Just got the heater used had to convert it to 3 prong and now when i plug it in the element heats up without the dryer being turned on and it will trip the breaker after about 10 minutes

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Are the wires coming in from your cord hooked up right? Cord has 3 wires the middle one is your ground. in the back of dryer where wires go in you'll see three connection points the middle one is your ground. Check that and re-post TY

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