2 year old whirpool dryer trips breaker but not every time it is used. An electrician tested various parts of dryer with varying results. At first he stated we had a bad heating element. The element was taken to an appliance parts store, tested, and declared okay. Our electrician friend came out again and tested various parts on the dryer and could find nothing wrong.
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Could be your dryer breaker isn't big enough in terms of gfi use. If we use our washer with any other appliance, we trip the breaker, it's the wiring to the breaker box, the breaker can't support that much use, you might need to upgrade your breaker or wire it differently. Call an electrician to do it, if you mess up, you'll electrify yourself. Wow that was an old question, doesn't anyone use this site?
see the possible causes: 1) Unplugg the dryer from the wall, if the c.breaker of your house trips, the problem is in your house. 2) Connect again, and plugged the dryer, if the c.breaker the problem is some component attached to the dryer, a) Test for shorT in coil b) POWER CORD test for short c) Test the main motor for short and replace,d) Test any other devices, such timer, switch or some wires making contact with the chassis. or you must call some experimented electrician for to isolate the short circuit. God bless you see the diagram attached.
Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:
If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.
breaker is tripping from faulty insulation allowing current to ground
breakers work on milliamp current so it requires a mega meter to check the insulation
call a qualified electrician to check the unit
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.