2year old ge dryer trips breaker when it's turned on, but sometimes will run a complete cycle before it shuts off.
Electric dryers require the use of a 220 volt line. The dryer heating
elements run off of 220 volts. An excessive draw of electricity, or a
short in the wiring can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. This happens to
protect sensitive components from damage, and to help prevent fires.
Every other dryer component operates off of 110 volts, the timer,
motor, etc. Usually when a fuse blows or a circuit trips, it's because
there's to much draw on the power line.
It is very possible for one part of your dryer to work fine,
another to have a problem, such as a short circuit. A short circuit may
be caused by the heating element, internal wiring, or the main power
To troubleshoot this problem, unplug the dryer and check to
the circuit breaker or fuse remains on when the dryer is unplugged. If
they stay on, it's more than likely the problem is somewhere in the
If your fuse blows, or the circuit breaker trips when the dryer is
unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the circuit breaker, fuse
box, or house wiring; contact a professional electrician.
OK I hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael
Dec 01, 2009 |
GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer