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Have went through 2 dryers and its still tripping breaker. House is only two years old. Could it be the breaker anyway? I don't understand how it could still be the dryer. Both dryers had to have the new 4 prong cord put on because it had a 3 prong cord. Could this even be the problem?

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  • Dm007 May 11, 2010

    Firstly is the dryer on th ering main (with the rest of the sockets) or on a radial supply (its own trip ) And what rating is the mcb that keeps on tripping.



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Yes. The four prong cords have inherent problems with their electrical consumption. The same thing happened to my lawn mower with a four prong cord. Try reverting back to a 3 prong cord, then, if that doesn't work, you really might want to have an electrician look at the wiring. Some houses are cheaply made, and the wiring is usually the first sign. If you have a prefab home, this might just be the problem.
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