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Breaker on the electric dryer tripped. switched breaker back on, now dryer does not get hot. I unplugged dryer pulled unit out removed cover where dryer cord is connected. Noticed green wire connected to back of dryer is screwed tight then there are three other wires. that are attached to some sort of insulater on back of dryer. The black is connected with two other black wires. the white is connected with two other white wires, but the red wire along with two blue wires have burned off this insulator. what would cause this.. the nut on the black wire and also the nut on the white wire are very loose.

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The thermostat may have sensed the heating element getting to hot. Or may have sense electrical fire and tripped the dryer out... I would check the thermostat in the dryer first that is hooked directly to the heating element. Let me know.

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Dryer trips breaker after only a few mins of operation


Check to power at outlet for 220 volts

Check the breaker for the correct amperage cut off.

If the unit had an obstruction in the air flow, it would not trip the breaker.

Try running the unit with just cool air and see if it trips the breaker.

Odds are, you have a defective breaker.
Also, if the home is newly built, check the panel for loose connections at the breaker.
Or you could try a different power outlet, like the hot water heater.

If the unit continues to trip breakers on other outlets, you may have a short in unit.

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This is an update to my previous problem with my electric Kenmore Dryer Model #88042700. The dryer appeared to have no power. I had checked the breakers and thought the one for the dryer was on. But it...


There is a reason it's tripping..First I would have the dryer cleaned out it sound like the unit is full of lint and is holding heat also bad ventilation in dryer exhaused. If it's tripping it's electrical
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Our 7788F keeps going into a ground fault condition. Need help troubleshooting. John


Ground Fault ???
Troubleshooting Ground Fault

Troubleshooting a ground fault circuit interrupt, or GFI, breaker is pretty straightforward. Troubleshooting the circuit itself can be quite time-consuming.
The GFI breaker is designed with a test button incorporated into the breaker itself.
Pushing the test button should trip the breaker.
On GFI-style breakers the neutral wire going into the house's outlets is connected to the breaker's neutral connector, the white neutral that comes out of the breaker is connected to the neutral bus in the panel, isolating the neutral bus from the neutral wire going into the house.
The test button actually shorts the neutral wire feeding the circuit to the neutral bus in the electrical panel creating a ground fault that should trip the breaker.
It is considered a ground fault because the neutral bus in the main electrical panel is actually connected to the ground bus through the panel's metal casing. What to do if the test button isn't tripping the breaker
1
Push the test button on the GFI breaker.
The breaker should trip.
If the breaker does not trip, then it may be that the breaker has already tripped and just looks like it's on.
The position of the switch may only move slightly from the on position towards the off position when tripped.

2
Push the switch on the GFI breaker all of the way toward the off position.
It may take some force to get the breaker to reset.
Turn the breaker back to the on position.
When the breaker has been reset properly you should feel some resistance when pushing the switch back on.



3 Push the test button again and the breaker should trip.
If the breaker still doesn't trip then you should test for power at the screw connections inside of the electrical panel.
Remove the screw that holds the dead front covering the breaker's connections.
Remove the dead front cover.

4
Test for power with your voltmeter set on AC volts on the highest scale.
For a single pole GFI breaker, touch the black lead from the tester to the silver screw on the GFI breaker and touch the red lead from the tester to the brass screw on the GFI breaker.
You should see 110 volts on the tester. If voltage is seen but the test button won't trip the breaker, then the breaker is bad and should be replaced.

5
Test for power on a two pole breaker by touching the red voltmeter lead to one of screws with a black or red wire connected to it.
Touch the black lead to the other screw with a black or red wire connected to it.
You should read 220 volts or close to it on your voltmeter.
If you read voltage and the test button won't trip, the breaker is bad and needs to be replaced.

What to do if the breaker won't reset and keeps tripping when turned on
6
Unplug everything that is plugged into any of the outlets on the circuit in question.
Try resetting the breaker again by pushing the switch all the way to the off position and then turning it back to the on position.
If it won't reset and trips when the breaker's switch hits the on position, it could be a bad breaker or a problem in the circuit itself.
7
Use your straight-tipped screwdriver to loosen the brass connection screw or screws on the GFI breaker.
Pull the black hot wire, or wires, out of the breaker's connectors.
Loosen the silver screw the white wire is connected to and remove it from the GFI breaker.

8
Push the switch all the way to the off position.
Turn the switch back to the on position.
If the breaker still won't reset, then the problem is the breaker itself and it should be replaced with a new one of the same size, brand and model.
If the breaker resets normally and the test button trips the breaker when pushed, the problem is in the circuit itself and an electrician should be called to find your ground fault.

9
Reconnect the black wire, or wires, to the brass screws on the GFI breaker.
Reconnect the white wire to the silver screw on the GFI breaker.

10
Replace the dead front cover into the breaker panel.
Install the screw or screws that hold the dead front in place.



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SHORTED THE DRYER BY TOUCHING WIRE TO BODY, THERES POWER INSIDE THE DRYER(LIGHT ON), BUT NOTHING HAPPENS WHEN SWITCH IS ON, CONTINUITYIS GOOD ON START SWITCH, WHERE DO I GO NOW


Power to the dryer is 220 volts, with half of the total voltage supplied by each of two breakers. The breakers are combined into one larger breaker, but each side of the breaker connects to a different buss bar in the breaker box. What it sounds like is that one half of your breaker is tripped, and the remedy is to trip the double breaker in order to reset the half that is tripped. If tripping the breaker off and back on does not restore the operation of the dryer, trip the breaker back off, unplug the dryer, and check for any burned wires at the terminal strip where the cord connects to the dryer. Replace any defective or burned parts.
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I have had my whirlpool dryer about 4yrs + (geq9800pw2) has always worked fine. Last week it started tripping ckt breaker toward the end of drying cycle. As of this morning, it blows ckt breaker...


leave off the oven and a/c breakers and plug dryer and reset the breaker. if not tripping occurs then one at a time trip back the oven first. if no trip then trip off again and trip the a/c. if no trip then trip the oven back. if trip you may have a wire problem. if dryer trip any way then possibly you have a short in dryer. check the heating element wires,power cord at the dryer side(terminal block).

Feb 14, 2011 | Dryers

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Keeps knocking the electric off in the whole house


I would guess it is a short> possible causes:
1) outlet: turn off breaker to outlet pull cover off and look for burnt or loose wires
2) dryer cord: take back metal plate off of dryer look for burnt or loose wires
3) heating element
4) check all internal wiring for burnt or loose connections

The breaker for the dryer should be a 30 amp breaker, and should only trip that breaker. If it is tripping the main on the panel then something else is wrong. You will need to pull off the panel the the breaker box and pull out the dryer breaker and look to see if it burnt, make sure the wires are tight on the breaker, you may want to try a new breaker also. Hope this helps Tim

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Samsung electric dryer


How old id the system?
If warrenty is over, Open or remove metal covers.
Before you start, unplug your unit.
After you removed panels or opened your unit, on one side should be the element compartment. At the bottom of compartment, is two wires. remove and then take a Ohm meter and check the element. That ok you won't hurt yourself, because you unplugged it.
If you have a reading or the needle moves... your element is fine.
That would mean something else is wrong.. Follow the plug into the unit..
Are the wires burnt, Has one falling off... It needs replacing
Sometime the circuit breaker trips... only half.. so go and reset your breaker and put the dryer back together

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Dryer has 110V only.Light burns when door is opened.Controle panel does not switch on at all.Each leg where power cord is attached has 110V.I have replaced Thermal Cut-off & High Limit...


Hi,
Your problem is not in the dryer. 220V circuits can be confusing in that the 110 leg can feed back and in reality you are getting the same 110V reading on both legs. Check across the two legs and see if you get 220V if not then you have confirmed what I suspect. Your problem is probably with you circuit breaker in the electric panel. Try switching the breaker off and forcefully turning it back on, You also can take off the panel cover and check to see if you have 220V across the two poles of the circuit breaker. You may have to replace the circuit breaker, it is not uncommon for one leg of a breaker ot go out especially when used on a dryer that pulls high amp. resistance loads.

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Breaker was inadvertantly tripped by person which shut dryer off when reset breaker dryer wont work


You have to test the voltage to verify that the breaker did reset. Unplug the dryer, and verify that you have 240 volts at the receptacle

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Kenmore Elite keeps tripping circuit breaker and small flash


Hello jaybebo84,
May be coincidental that you had a short circuit ocurr in the back panel after your wife dusted but the problem is that you now have a short circuit which will trip the breaker. If you can unplug it and slide it out to gain access to the back panel, remove the cover and look for carbon or flash burn on some of the components in that area. Usually when you get an arc like that the evidence of the component is pretty easy to identify. You may see some carbon or equivalent on a component which once located, could simply be removed and replaced. Sears usually has exploded views drawings of all their appliances and you may be able to get a copy from the store service area. Good Luck..
Regards,
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