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Kenmore dryer trips breaker after a while like 5 min. Is it wrong with dryer or circuit breaker?

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if the dryer trips the breaker right away its a problem with the dryer if its after a while its the breaker. call an electrician to make sure the wires are secured tight to the breaker and the breaker is rated correctly. i can almost guarantee its the breaker.

Posted on Mar 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Dryer will run about 5 mins. then trips the circuit breaker.

I would change the breaker frist and see if that sovles the problem

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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SOURCE: whirlpool electric dryer keeps tripping main circuit breaker

First off, be sure the pigtail is wired correctly to the back of the unit. Black and red to the outside terminals, white to the middle, green to the frame or cabinet (should be a green screw close-by). If that is ok, you probably have an issue with possibly a bad pigtail, bad outlet, wiring issue, or possibly a bad circuit breaker or breaker box. Probably going to be more of a electrical problem than a appliance problem. Good Luck!!!!

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SOURCE: HE4 Kenmore Dryer tripping Circuit Breaker

If you put a light load in the dryer will not trip the circuit at all. That means heavy load made the motor work harder and over heat, it going to trip the circuit , pretty soon, the motor will be warn out.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: My new maytag centennial electric keeps tripping

Hi Matt
I'm not sure that swapping out the breakers to higher rated ones will give you a solution so I'll throw in 2 cents to see if my advice holds true. Let's start by asking this. Is the appliance "rated" at 220 volts at 30 amps per leg. I assume this from your post as to what it has been rated. Next - How long is the "run" of wire from the junction box to the outlet where the appliance plugs in? This usually does not matter in most households but if the run is of significant length it may need a larger gage wire to support the current draw of the appliance. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, are the lugs and wire connectors tight at the outlet, the plug, and the breaker box. A loose connection will ramp up the current fast. This is assuming the first two items were met. Tell me if any of this helps and we'll work it out from there.
Thanks.
Len

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This problem might be in your house electrical system rather than the dryer but it will take some troubleshooting to figure it out.
1. First make sure that you are connected to a 30 amp circuit breaker. If not then that is the problem!
2. Use a clamp on amp meter to see what the dryer is drawing from your electrical panel before it trips. If it is below the rating of the 30 amp circuit breaker when it trips, then your circuit breaker is defective.
3. If the dryer is drawing more than 30 amps it is in your machine and you will need to troubshoot that. Since you stated the times - is it always the same and does not vary? Then you have to figure out what you dryer is doing at the 8 minute mark and each machine is a little different. Soem machines go into a tumble air only mode for the first few minutes before kicking on the heating elecment. If yours is that was then it is the heating element, thermostat or something to do with the heating circuit.

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The circuit breaker may be tripping because of a fault with the dryer or it may be a fault with the circuit breaker being weak.

From the description you give the circuit breakers trip frequently.

I'd suggest you first try selecting the no heat air fluff cycle and run it to see if the breaker trips. If the circuit breaker doesn't trip in air fluff then there is likely a short in the heating element.

With a clamp-on amp meter you can read the amp draw of the dryer when it is heating. With the motor and element both working you would see approximately 25-26 amperes being drawn. The breaker is rated at 30 amps. If the breaker trips and only 26 amps are being drawn then the breaker is the problem.

Try the air fluff cycle first and see if the breaker will trip. Then with additional details I may be able to help you further.

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If you put a light load in the dryer will not trip the circuit at all. That means heavy load made the motor work harder and over heat, it going to trip the circuit , pretty soon, the motor will be warn out.

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