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GE dryer breaker keeps tripping. Change breaker but it still keeps tripping. This problem started after replacing broken belt. I must let you know also that the front of the dryer fell forward pulling on wires. Also the dryer was not in use for about three years. The dryer is about 25 years old and looks new brand. I open up and look for loose or broken wires.

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  • chris weier May 11, 2010

    is there a humming noise before the breaker trips, burning smell?

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May be a shorted heat strip

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SOURCE: Broken belt

remove top first, then front just a few screws,then put belt around the drum and pulley and reassemble,bye.eire

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: How to open the dryer and replace the belt

all dryers open from the top so open the dryer door and look inside the top edge you will see two screws . remove the screws and lift the top panel . the front panel has two screws on the top one on the left and one on the right remove them both and lift up the front panel to remove it. the only way you can install the new belt is removeing the front panel because the belt goes around the drum from the front. once you remove the old belt out put the new one in . the belt goes around the drum from the front and then to the motor and idle roller . you can reach the idle roller from the front left corner or from the back of the dyer? i like to install them from the back cause its more easy. in the back of the dyer where the hose goes connected to the blower is the top with four screws remove the hose from the blower tube and remove the four screws. after you remove everything you should be able to see the dryer motor and idle rooler put the belt over the motor first then over the idle rooler .always make sure when you do this the dyer is unpluged and after your done plug it back and turn it on to make sure it runs correctly . if it runs ok put everything back together again.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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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: installed new motor in my old ge dryer

I bet you did not get the center bearing in exactly right and the drum rubbed against the element. Seen it.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: GE DVLR223 dryer wont start....breaker is not tripped

check all the connections on the back of the dryer, if a few screws are loose, that could be the problem.....now the other thing....it might need a new motor. Unplug it before checking it out!!


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