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What size breaker is reommended for electric dryer 220V?

Electric dryer 220V trips the break every once in awhile but not every time. Might use it 4 or 5 times before it trips the breaker.

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Electric dryer uses a double pole 30 Amp breaker. Check for a loose electrical connection. Check that the screws holding the wires on the breaker itself are tight. Next, check the screws for the ground / neutral in the breaker box. Next, check all the connections in the dryer recepticle (where the dryer cord plugs into the wall) Finally, check the connections where the cord connects onto the dryer. If all connections listed were good tight connections, replace breaker.

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