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LG Dyer blows 30amp fuse frequently

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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  • David Kado Jan 04, 2009

    Thanks Rickzilla. It is working now with no problems and I figured it saved me money by replacing with a circuit breaker. Those fuses were costing me about $3 each and I was blowing 3 sometimes 5 per week. It was getting old replacing them and costing money. The Circuit Breaker parts cost about $48. My best---

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Hello davidkado,
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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Rick

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