After only 1 year of owning and using lightly our LG Electric Dryer Model DLE2514W began to blow the 30 amp fuse for it in the fuse box. We love this Dryer best we ever had and at a great price. I replaced the fuse box with a circuit breaker rated for 30 amps a week ago and so far have had no problems. I check the lint trap and ducts frequently and keep them clean and lint free. Should I assume that it was just the 30 amp fuse that had caused this problem.?? Has anyone else had this happen to them with a LG Electric Dryer blowing out 30 amp fuses frequently? When it got to the point that I was replacing a 30 amp fuse 3 times a week I decided to replace the fuse box with a circuit breaker. That seems to work so far. Any help/thoughts appreciated alot.
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Re: LG Dyer blows 30amp fuse frequently
There is a high probability that when you replaced your fuse box to circuit breakers that the wiring at the fuse box was retightened. If your dryer had been operating Ok for the better part of a year and then you started to blow fuses on a regular basis.. chances are the wiring coming from the fuse box tap was becoming loose from thermal expansion and contraction and that by changing to a breaker system.. your wiring was cut and reterminated to fit the breaker tap. I suspect you won't be having any additional problems...
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dryers don't have circuit breakers in them you do have them in your house fuse box,you must mean like the thermal fuse or high limit fuse,if the dryer isn't running these are the things you want to check,also if the dryer and vent line haven't been cleaned out and you might have noticed that it was taking loner for your clothes to dry,this will blow one of the t-stats as a safety,all a dryer does is move air,if you have a block in the dryer or vent line one of the fuses pop from the dryer heating up to much from the block so clean out the dryer and vent line before you run the dryer again if you fix it because the t-stat that was blown will blow again.
what 13 amp external fuse are you speaking about? if this is a power line fuse feeding the dryer then its way too small normally you use 2 30 amp fuses or a 30 amp tandem pole breaker to power the receptacle where the dryer plug plugs in
WHEN A FUSE BLOWS YOU HAVE A SHORT OR SOMETHING SHORTING OUT IN THAT CIRCUIT.MANY THNGS CONTROLLED BY 30 AMP FUSE PCM POWER RELAY, POWER WINDOWS.LOOK ON FUSE DIAGRAM COVER FOR 30 AMP FUSE THAT BLOWING SEE WHAT CIRCUIT THAT FUSE CONTROL OR LOOK IN DASH OWNERS MANUAL SEE WHAT THE 30 AMP FUSE CONTROL SEE WHAT CAUSING IT TO BLOW.
if its an old round buss fuse that screws in the panel(especially an old 60 amp panel),sometimes the center where the fuse lands the insulation gets weak in this area and lets it arc over when the dryer calls for current to heat the element replace this with a sub box and breaker set-up.the other thing it can be is the element is touching the units case and grounding out causing the same problem
boy the list could be very long but this dyer draws a large amount of current (amps) it should be on its own circuit nothing else on the line at least when the dryer is running you said "fuse" if it is blowing a fuse as opposed to a breaker you could try a Time Delay fuse 15 amps might help please do not put a larger fuse in (even though it fits) the wire size dictates the size of the fuse and increasing fuse size with out changing the wire size to accomodate will create a fire hazzard good luck
your problem (especially if you are using screw-in "plug fuses") i.e. BUSS fuses and cartridge fuses they get hot and with time the insulating disc that insulates hot from neutral (grnd) breaks down and with dryer current draw it arcs over and in summer its more humid which contributes to moisture,have a new sub(pony) panel if you have no room for another 240volt circuit in your main panel,that should cure your trouble
The fuses or breaker is located in your homes fusebox. An electric dryer requires 240 volts and 2-30amp fuses, or 1-30amp breaker. Locate your fusebox and determine if you have fuses or breakers. If fuses, then I recommend changing both 30 amp fuses to eliminate any possibility of being wrong. If it uses a breaker,(If not labled, look for the number 30 on a breaker). Flip the breaker to the OFF position, then back to the ON position. Repeat this action if there are more than 1-30 amp breakers and your dryer still doesn't heat.