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Dryer internal breaker trips

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? Thanks.

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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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OK I hope this is very helpful for you
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