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Fisher and Paykel AD55 Dryer trips breaker

F&P AD55 dryer trips safety switch breaker when turned on. I removed the heater element and thermostat and motor runs fine (ie does not rip breaker). What resistance should heater element be? When I went to buy a new heater element at the local F&P dealer - they had to look it up and order it. He said they almost never blow. Can they short to earth?

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if it tries to start when you push the start button and quits when you release it,the belt is broken,theres a belt sensing switch by the motor so when the belt breaks the unit wont stay running

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not that hard you take the back of then take the barrel out punch out the 56833 strem grease bearing then replace with new one and re assemble just note the way the driver belt comes of there tricky to put back on


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sounds like the maybe the drum roller or motor, here is a video. Hope it helps Tim:

http://www.appliancerepairlesson.com/2011/03/05/fisher-paykel-dryer-access-3/

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