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New dryer keep blowing 30 amp fuses

New LG dryer keeps blowing 30 amp fuses, it is connected to a "pony panel" metal box with 2 30 amp fuses. It is itermitant problem. No problem in winter, summer seems to blow every other load. It is less then a year old (the dryer) and is High Efficiency. The pony panel is old. The exhaust run is not very long ( 1 foot to wall then 6 feet up and out)and has 3 x 45 bends to the outside. When the fuse blows, it still spins but blows cold air only. This happened to our old dryer as well (which is why we repalced it). I am thinking we need a new pony panel fuse box, do you have any other ideas?

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Your problem (especially if you are using screw-in "plug fuses") i.e. BUSS fuses and cartridge fuses they get hot and with time the insulating disc that insulates hot from neutral (grnd) breaks down and with dryer current draw it arcs over and in summer its more humid which contributes to moisture,have a new sub(pony) panel if you have no room for another 240volt circuit in your main panel,that should cure your trouble

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