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I plug my dryer in turned it on it flip breaker I flipped breaker back hasnt worked since

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Sounds like heating element has broken and shorted out.
you need to find it, test it with a volt ohm meter to make sure it's a dead short and replace it.

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SOURCE: dryer flips breaker everytime

There is a short to ground somewhere.

Most likely where any wires go through the cabinet into the door or inside the door where a hinge or other moving part ir rubbing it.

Disconect power (unplug it) and inspect all wiring close to those areas for worn spots. If you have an OHM meter, you can ohm each wire to ground and see which one is shorted, then trace it back to the problem area.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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Check the wiring in the back to see if any wires are burned off. There is also a thermal fuse under the top that may be bad. You can check it and see if it is bad. I bet, however, the problem is in the wiring. The plug that goes into the wall may have a wire that is burned off as well.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer trips breaker after 5 minutes...BRAND NEW!!

Hi Shel,
Based on your description of the problem, I came up with a theory. Your new dryer is of higher wattage than your old one and is therefore pulling more amperage. I'd also make a bet that your dual breaker in the basement has the number "30" printed on it. Whether it does or not, your breaker should be replaced.
NOTE---> Ideally, you'd begin by removing the breakers (there are 2 of them) from the panel and take them with you to Lowe's, Home Depot or Ace Hardware and ask one of the sales associates for a 40 amp version. This way, you'd be sure to get the right ones. If you don't want to do that, then open up the breaker box and copy all the information off of the dryer breaker (also take not of how wide it is... 1/2", 3/4", etc...). Basically you'll need who made it (Square D, G.E., etc...) and how wide it is. Use this info to shop for a 40 amp version.

I don't need to tell you that working inside a breaker box can be EXTREMELY DANGEROUS if you are not careful. Here is a picture of the inside of the box, NOTICE THE LUGS AT THE TOP! THEY ARE ALWAYS "HOT" AND SHOULD NEVER BE TOUCHED!!!!!

Before you remove the panel to access the interior of the box, TURN OFF YOUR "MAIN BREAKER" (it's shown in the picture above).

Now that all of the safety stuff is covered, all you gotta do is pull the bad breaker out and install the new one! Piece of cake, really. Here's a video on how it's done.There ya go! If this has been helpful for you, please remember to rate this solution. Thanks for using FixYa!


Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer is flipping breaker after 10 minutes into dry cycle.

You have a weak circuit breaker . Should be a 30 amp or higher . If you have access to an amp meter , split the dryer cord , separating the 3 wires (do not remove the insulation ) . If you have a black round cord ( 4 prong ) , carefully slice into and remove the black insulation in a small portion only . Check the amps on both outer wires while running dryer . Make sure the amps being pulled are lower than the circuit breaker amps . On a black cord , test the black wire and the red wire amps . If the dryer has a short , it would not run for 10 min and then throw breaker . It would be almost imediate . A bad breaker will gradually get hot and then flip , but check the dryer amps anyway to be sure .

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore 400 electric dryer wont turn on.

Could be a bad motor, timer switch, belt off the pulley of the motor, or drum belt broken

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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