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Whirl pool elect dryer keeps tripping breaker

Top is very hot,dryer is vented properly,has tripped breaker in two different houses

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Ok, this is the result of a failed High limit thermostat. you should replace this failed device asap.

Check for continuity in the thermal fuse as well. replace if no continuity is found.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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MY HOTPOINT AQUARIUS TCM580 CONDENSER DRYER STOPS WORKING AFTER ABOUT FIVE MINUTES USAGE AND IN SO DOING TRIPS OUT THE MAIN HOUSE FUSE, WHAT CAN CAUSE THIS PROBLEM


DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.
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Hi I have a Simpson 4kg eziloader dryer that keeps tripping the power mains . Would this be the timer ?


The heating element uses the most power. Was the home wired by a licensed election ( the dryer plug)? if it was it should have #8 or #10 wire depending on the load. the breaker is sized to the wire (so don't change it). you may have a clogged vent pipe. this will reduce air flow and make the dryer work harder possibly tripping the breaker. You should probably start by making sure you vent is clear and free from debris, debris in the vent could cause a fire.

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My beko dryer keeps tripping my electric box


We had similar problem with a different type dryer. Turned out to be a weak / older / bad breaker in the electrical panel. Every so often it would just trip the breaker for no reason.
The owner thought it was the dryer itself - and bought a new one - but problem remained.
In our case - solved by electrician putting in a new breaker in the panel for the dryer.
Could still be your dryer though, in your case.
Suggest:
- make sure dryer vent is not plugged by lint or other stuff.
[ When running, check that you've got good flow of hot air coming out the outside vent. If NO, could be a plugged up vent. We've had that too before. Disassemble, clear out vent tubes, check for plugged up screens, on the outside too, there is sometimes a screen in the outlet - it could get plugged. The screen is important - to keep out leaves & animals & stuff - but typically gets plugged up. Then dryer overheats and shuts itself off or trips the breaker. Also - you'll find that it takes longer to dry anything if the flow of air going out is restricted.]

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Why is the gfci tripping on my hot tub after being on for 30 min. After resetting the breaker after the 30 min. run, it trips immediately!!!


Hi,
You will want to make sure that all of your spa equipment is functioning properly. It is best for a spa technician or electrician to determine this issue.
It is likely that a particular piece of equipment is turning on around the 30 min time frame and causing the breaker to trip. Pump, ozonator or similar. Also check the heater element, a pin sized hole in the element will cause it to fail. Lastly your spas breaker itself could be bad.
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Overheats and keeps tripping dedicated breaker in house, venting and inside back panel vacuumed out.


If your dryer has a sensor it may have gone bad. Try using timed dry instead of auto dry.

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I have a frigidaire Dryer (4 years) model #AGQ7000ES1. The machine turns on but it won't heat. I ran all the diagnostic tests that the manual outlines and the test came up OK. No malfunctions. All air...


There are two 110 volt supplies to an electic dryer. One supply will supply all operations of the dryer save half of the heater ckt. The heater requires both 110 supplys for heater operation. Check if one of your two 110 dryer breakers in your house is "tripped" to off. If it works when you trip it back on good, if it only works temporarily then trips again, suspect a bad heater element drawing too many amps. Another possiblity is a weak breaker in the house breaker box, but usually if you get a reoccuring breaker trip its the dryer heater element pulling too many amps. Hope this helps.

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My dryer will get extremely hot on top after a cycle, then trips the breaker, iv'e checked the vent and it is venting fine


check the amps for youre dryer, then check the amps of youre breakers, you might also want to check the motor if you have never had that problem before

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Dryer runs but does not get hot to dry clothes


Hello there:
There are a couple of things to check if the dryer does not heat properly
There's no heat If your dryer doesn't heat, check these: Power from the house Heating element Thermal fuse Wiring Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected. Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

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Dryer runs and heats about 8 min in it trips the breaker


This sounds like there is a partial clog in the air vent causing the element to get hot and sag, and/or warp the housing causing a short. The vent needs cleaned and the element probably replaced.

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Why would an electric dryer trip the breaker when the dryer vent is disconnected from the duct work but not when it is connected? The dryer was taking sometimes 3 cycles to dry heavy loads.The duct work...


perhaps a safety feature to keep any burning lint from setting your house on fire also check the vent where it comes through the ouside wall of your house they sometimes get clogged with lint and the escaping air cannot vent properly and backs up ,if it is to warm it may tell your dryer sensor clothes are dry when not.I also find an xtra spin or 2 just spins ,not rinses .in washer extracts a lot more moisture out of clothes and they dry even faster

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