Question about Dryers
GFI circuit blows as the dryer overloads the circuit and the breaker did not trips fast enough. Try changing the breaker and also check for the burnt wiring between the GFI and the panel. The cause is either a short circuit in the dryer or a worn-out GFI outlet. To determine the culprit, follow these troubleshooting steps-
Plug the dryer into another GFI outlet in another location. If that GFI also trips, the dryer is at fault and should be replaced. If the dryer runs normally, that GFI outlet is faulty and should be replaced. And check they should be 20amps and not 15 amps.
Please note that GFI circuits are needed only when --
1) The laundry recepetacle for the dryer cannot be shared with other rooms or loads.
2) You do not want the washer on a GFI. Unless there is a laundry sink within 6' of the receptacle.
Please see this link for more details on GFI circuits---
GFI circuits Troubleshooting
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Posted on May 08, 2009
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