My Asko dryers (4 years old) both trip their internal breakers when drying. Both have been serviced, but they still trip on a regular basis. The dryer vents are hard pipe and have been verified open. I bought a new Asko dryer out of desperation and it works fine, no tripping. The repaired dryer works fine if I leave it in the middle of the room, but when I hook it up to the vent, it trips its internal breaker on every other load. Any ideas?
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Re: dryer internal breaker trips
If you are using dryer sheets in the machine the filter screen may be plugged and will have to be cleaned. You can check it by placing a bit of water on the screen if it beads and does not flow through then the screen is indeed plugged reducing air flow. There could be lint and build up in the dryer's internal ducting and sensors, the machine will have to be disassembled for a complete cleaning this will also reduce air flow and cause the machine to heat abnormally.
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Your heater elements may be bad and need replacement. Is it an electric dryer? If so electric dryers run a dual breaker, this means 120 volts on one side of the breaker runs the motor, the other side of the breakers runs the heater coils. Its possible the heater side of the breaker has tripped. Try turning off the breaker for 20 seconds or so then reset. 220 volt breakers can trip on one side and not the other.
HELLO THERE Electric dryers require the use of a 220 volt line. The dryer heating
elements run off of 220 volts. An excessive draw of electricity, or a
short in the wiring can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. This happens to
protect sensitive components from damage, and to help prevent fires.
Every other dryer component operates off of 110 volts, the timer,
motor, etc. Usually when a fuse blows or a circuit trips, it's because
there's to much draw on the power line.
It is very possible for one part of your dryer to work fine,
another to have a problem, such as a short circuit. A short circuit may
be caused by the heating element, internal wiring, or the main power
To troubleshoot this problem, unplug the dryer and check to
the circuit breaker or fuse remains on when the dryer is unplugged. If
they stay on, it's more than likely the problem is somewhere in the
If your fuse blows, or the circuit breaker trips when the dryer is
unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the circuit breaker, fuse
box, or house wiring; contact a professional electrician.
OK I hope this is very helpful for you Best regards Michael
hello mam please change the mains breaker after tripping for several times the breaker will be defected and check the power socket outlet by removing the socket there should not be any loose connections and skinned wires.
It is possible that you could have a bad breaker in the panel. They will start to trip randomly when they are going bad. If not the dryer is drawing too many amps and the breaker is doing it's job. If the heating element is defective and drawing extra juice that could trip the breaker. Usually replacement breakers are not too expensive if you electrical panel is less then 20 years old and can be purchased at most home improvement stores. I would try replacing the breaker before you try repairing the dryer. If you install a new breaker and the problem continues to happen then you should check the dryer heating element. That component is what draws the most amps and would be the most common one for tripping the breaker.
breaker is tripping from faulty insulation allowing current to ground
breakers work on milliamp current so it requires a mega meter to check the insulation
call a qualified electrician to check the unit
If you put a light load in the dryer will not trip the circuit at all. That means heavy load made the motor work harder and over heat, it going to trip the circuit , pretty soon, the motor will be warn out.