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Problem with my dryer

I recently purchased a new whirlpool dryer. The first time I used it, it threw the braker. All the wiring for the dryer is new. I had the braker replaced, the dryer still threw the braker. I got the dryer replaced, and it is still throwing the braker. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks Carol

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Re: Problem with my dryer

Unlikely a fault with dryer. try plugging another high consumption item into the socket you use for the dryer ie elec kettle or iron. see if breaker still trips and if so you have fault in socket or house wiring. if you put a plug on the dryer yourself, check you have wired plug correctly

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