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Dryer blows breaker after 10 minutes of usage

2 different repair people said not the dryer, had electricial wiring and breaker checked, that was ok can't locate problem

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Check the receptacle, the plug and the cord itself and lastly the terminals where the cord goes into the back of the dryer. Maybe the breakers itself need to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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The Whirlpool Ultimate II dryer heats up at first and then the heat shuts off after approximately 10 minutes and doesn't come back on. If I let dryer cool for 10 minutes it will do the same thing again.


If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things-

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1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.

2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.

3. Heating element may have turned or the connection to the element might be loose. Sometimes a shorted circuit element will keep on blowing the fuse or circuit breaker.

4. Motor wiring shorting to ground.


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No electricial input, ON nor OFF on the dryer. Absolutely, no power on the dryer. Check circuit breaker is ON.


Do you have a volt meter? Make sure the cord is correctly connected. Center wire to center terminal on a three wire cord, red and black on outside and white in the middle on a four wire cord with green to case ground.

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My Maytag Bravo Steam Dryer runs for about 5 minutes and gets hot and then kicks the breaker in the breaker box. HELP!!


Hello there:
It blows fuses or trips the circuit breaker Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:It could be also wired backwardes so make sure to have this checked'

If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician. If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box.

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Blows breaker after 10 mins tech says dryer ok eletrcian says wiring and breaker ok


Did you dryer tech use a Megger or a High Voltage tester to check for leakage to earth or neutral on the machine ?

Normal Ohms meters are a waste of time in this situation

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My GE dryer DHDSR46EG 1WW less than 2 year-old dryer flips the breaker after about 10 minutes of drying


If the dryer appears to be running OK before the breaker trips, I might consider checking the breaker. Over time they can get weak and not hold the current rating.
If the dryer is smelling "hot" then we can look a little further.
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Dryer is flipping breaker after 10 minutes into dry cycle.


You have a weak circuit breaker . Should be a 30 amp or higher . If you have access to an amp meter , split the dryer cord , separating the 3 wires (do not remove the insulation ) . If you have a black round cord ( 4 prong ) , carefully slice into and remove the black insulation in a small portion only . Check the amps on both outer wires while running dryer . Make sure the amps being pulled are lower than the circuit breaker amps . On a black cord , test the black wire and the red wire amps . If the dryer has a short , it would not run for 10 min and then throw breaker . It would be almost imediate . A bad breaker will gradually get hot and then flip , but check the dryer amps anyway to be sure .

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Blowing breaker


hi. I can help you.

Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:


  • If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

  • If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.

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Why does the dryer blow the breaker after 10 minutes of usage?


If it takes 10 seconds to blow, then it is not a dead short. There is a lot of resistance building up somewhere that causes an eventual blown breaker. Check the receptacle, the plug for good wiring. The cord itself may be crimped or bent or twisted that could cause the strands to weaken. Have you checked the thermal overload switch. I assume these guys have checked the breakers to see if they are worn out.

Feb 15, 2009 | Maytag MDE9316 Dryer

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Sounds like a wire problem. Frist unplug the unit. Then take the cover off where the wires go in the back to check for a burnt wire. If that is ok you need an amp meter to check for the heater amp draw. You could have a weak breaker.

Apr 24, 2008 | Frigidaire GLEQ642A Electric Dryer

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Hooking an electrical dryer to a breaker


You will typically need a 40 amp 220V circuit for this ( check with local building inspectors).  You will need to run some hefty wire probably #8 three wire  (again check) and install the type of plug receptacle that is on the  dryer cord.

Inside the breaker box you will need a dual breaker 220V breaker rated at 40 amps.  The wire coming into the breaker box will need to be clamped in place with appropriately sized wire cable clamp where the enter the box through a knockout- available at any hardware store.

 

Now the big question-  why are you switching to electrical?  Gas is pretty much half as expensive as electricy  and will dry the clothes faster (usually gas dryers generate more heat than electrical ones).   Just wondering..

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