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Our dryer is working fine until it trips the switch.

The tripping of the switch has become more frequent about once every 2-3 uses.  I have been told it might be because of the heater box.  Can you help me diagnose the problem?
I have a Maytag dryer that is approximately 12-14 years old.
I have never had any trouble with the thing until now.  It has been a great dryer.  Also I just replaced the belt about two weeks ago and it works fine until the dryer stops due to the tripping of the switch at the fuse box.
thank you very much for your help.
Jeff

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If tripping of the switch means the circuit breaker is tripping, then yes, the problem may be in the heater box, or may be the motor. It could also be some faulty wiring though, and a good tech could easily determine what is causing the failures.

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