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Dle5977w dryer blows 30 amp circuit breaker

My dryer blows 30 amp double pole circuit breaker when dryer is set to Normal, Towels or Heavy duty. At lower settings the dryer runs without tripping circuit breaker.

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  • charles_harr Nov 15, 2008

    the dryer has preset tempuratures (

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I had this problem with my heater a few days ago. Turning it on blows the circuit breaker. After checking all possibilities.. I found the culprit to be the heating element! It was badly oxidized and hence ripping more power from the mains. I replaced it and its working fine. There is a high possibility that this the problem in your case too.. Try it and let me know.

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Hi,

Initially, to my understanding, there would only be two (2) major components that could possibly cause an overcurrent:

  • heater; and/or
  • motor.
Let's try elimination: Assuming that it would be the heater but since the heater would more often go open than short, the possibility then is greatly reduced. That would leave us with the related components to the heater which may include the thermostat and or the thermal fuse. But then again, both would most likely go open rather than short, so would again be eliminated. Having eliminated the components, then the likelihood of their wirings greatly increases. Perhaps it may be required to strip the unit and checked the wirings, connectors and terminals. Most probably a frayed wire in contact with another.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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    Louie Role Nov 15, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any development(s) so far?





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Please Explain more about your question

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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    futureloginn Dec 13, 2008

    there is a loose connection either in the breaker box or the outlet. As the machine runs, the wires warm up. If there is a loose connection, then the connection expands as it warms up, and then the current draw increases. Check all of the connections, and maybe even replace the outlet or breaker itself. :)

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