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Kenmore dryer trips the breaker

Our kenmore dryer is tripping the breaker and the wire leading into the breaker is burnt. What does this mean?

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THE PROBLEM COULD BE THE CONNECTION TO THE BREAKER ITSELF , BREAKERS ARE SET UP FOR CURRENT OR AMPERAGE SURGE AS WELL AS THERMAL IF THE WIRE CONNECTING TO THE BREAKER IS LOOSE IT WILL HEAT UNDER LOAD AND CAUSE THE PROBLEM YOU DESCRIBE , TURN OFF THE BREAKER AND RE TIGHTEN THE SCREWS AND IF THE TERMINALS ARE DETERATED MIGHT NEED TO REPLACE THE BREAKER IF POSSIBLE CUT THE DAMAGED PORTION OF THE WIRE CONNECTING TO THE BREAKER STRIP THE END AND RECONNECT

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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    Allen Neal Dec 23, 2008

    HOPE YOU DID THE INSPECTION I ASKED VERY IMPORTANT

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