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Keeps tripping breaker on 30amp service

Whenever I run my drier...It runs for about 5 min. then blows breaker both drier and box 30amp.

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Sounds like you may have a weak breaker or under size conductors. For 30A you need at least 10 awg conductor. Did this help?

Posted on Jul 06, 2014

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    Lester Fortner Jul 06, 2014

    By the way, Most dryers are 50 Amp. Are you trying to run a 50A dryer using only 30 A breaker and conductor. Check it out to be sure.

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the breaker is getting weak and won't hold the load, assuming that nothing else is on the line. if it trips immediately u could have a short.

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