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Re: dryer will run for says then trip off, not the
If it is in timed dry mode, the problem is in the timer, if it is on sensor dry then you may have a clogged line. Easy to check, disconnect vent from back of machine and run it, if it dries without a problem then you need to replace or thoroughly clean venting. If it still does the same thing, check your thermostats, like the cycling thermostat, that is what advances the timer in sensor dry mode. What do you mean by tripping off? Do you replace the high limit fuse to get it to work again or does it just shut down?
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If your dryer is not heating at all, before you call a service company ,check your dryer breaker. You say why because the unit is running just not heating. You are correct it can run but not heat with a breaker tripped. See, the motor only requires 120volts to run and it requires 240volts for the heater to work. What happens is that 1/2 the breaker can trip leaving you with 120volts-enough to run the motor. Just reset the breaker and see if you get heat. This does NOT help most of the time as it is usually a faulty part however, its worth a try because this may be your lucky day and that's all it is...saving you money.Hope this tip helps someone!
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.
Hi, Visually verify householdfuse blown or a circuit breakertripped. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician. Good Luck and have a nice day. Rating the solution is highly appreciated.
Visually verify household fuse blown or a circuit breaker tripped. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Good Luck and have a nice day.
Rating the solution is highly appreciated.
If its tripping your breaker either the motor is seized for some reason (easily tested by trying to turn the motor pulley by hand), or something in it is shorted out, most likely thing to short out and trip a house breaker is the heating element.
You can easily test the heating element as the possible cause by taking the 2 wires off the element connector, tape up these wires so it doesn't short out, plug the dryer in and try to run it. If its the heating element shorted out then the dryer will now run without tripping your breaker but of course not heat. If so replace the element.
first dryer should be on circuit by itself..if dryers runs ok for a while before tripping breaker call electrican to change breaker..change it not ck it ..too many times had electricans tell cust breaker ckd ok but after explaining to cust a breaker can not be ck without load they had breaker changed and solved problem ..not just old breaker but even new ones can cause problems..if breaker kicks as soon as dryer is turned on ck wiring at connection where ac is connected very seldom does any other issues with dryer cause immediate tripping of breaker
The problem may not be with your dryer but with the circuit breaker...
Locate the circuit breaker for the dryer. Run the dryer for awhile and with the back of your finger pressed against each of the two switches (it will be a double breaker), see if the breaker is getting warm or wait until the dryer quits then check the breaker for any noticeable increase in temperature. With properly rated breakers, they should not get warm. If getting warm, it is a sign the breaker is bad and should be replaced.
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.