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

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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.

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hi. I can help you.

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