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Dryer tripping electricity saftey switch

Hi I have a second hand Miele Dryer model T4450 (i think). It has been working fine, however after being on for a long time last night the clothes were still damp and the cycle stopped on cool down and didnt finish. Inside the dryer had quite a bit of water droplets. I emptied the water container and put the machine on. upon doing so it tripped the saftey switch and kept doing so on each drying cycle except the 15min cool down cycle. It also worked for a little while when the cooler temperature button was on, however after a while this too tripped the switch. I have used the machine aprox 10 times prior to this without incident. Any suggestions as to what is causing it to trip our electricity saftey switch?

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You probably have a shorted heating element.

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