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CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPS AFTER 5 MINUTES RUNNING.......WHEN I RUN WITH NO HEAT SETTING IT WILL RUN FOREVER......I PULLED THE HEATING ELEMENT AND IT "APPEARS" TO BE FINE.

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Hello dale210mile,
Based on your problem description, it is possible that your circuit breaker itself is on its way out.. ( they do go bad sometimes) but before going that route, I would make sure that ALL wiring connections are tight ( meaning shut off the circuit breaker and make sure every electrcial tie point is snug and that you don't have a 'high impedance junction' somewhere in the power feed to the dryer. When you say the heating element 'appears' fine.. not sure what that means exactly but depending on the model.. you should be able to measure its cold resistance with an ohm meter and it should fall within manufactures spec.. A visual check of the heating element really won't tell you much unless it has shorted and you see a burn mark on it.. The mere fact that it runs OK for 5 minutes and then trips the breaker leads me to beleive that it may not be ok..but it is important to rule out the other hardware ( wire terminations etc) before going that route. One test you can try.. if after you've checked all the wiring etc..try running the dryer with no laundry in it .. ( just to verify that the additional load that the motor adds to the entire current draw isn't taking it over the top...) Hope these suggestions help you zero in on the solution..
Good Luck
Rick

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