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What type of circuit breaker is there? Is it a GCFI (ground fault interrupter)? In that case, you should check for any water near the dryer that would cause an open circuit. Is the circuit breaker rated appropriately for the dryer's load on the circuit? With a circuit tester, you can check for a wiring fault.

I hope these ideas give you a starting place. If the wiring is good, the motor on the dryer is the source of the short. (My knowledge is limited on whether that would be a user fixable issue.)

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Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: dryer internal breaker trips

If you are using dryer sheets in the machine the filter screen may be plugged and will have to be cleaned. You can check it by placing a bit of water on the screen if it beads and does not flow through then the screen is indeed plugged reducing air flow. There could be lint and build up in the dryer's internal ducting and sensors, the machine will have to be disassembled for a complete cleaning this will also reduce air flow and cause the machine to heat abnormally.

Posted on Mar 11, 2007

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SOURCE: dryer causing circiut breaker to trip

Have you tried replacing the circuit breaker?
It may be the problem.
You do not mention how old the dryer is, or that model number does not tell me if it is gas or electric. (I wouldn't know)
Another thing you could try is to take the dryer apart and clean out the lint, you will also have an opportunity to replace any worn-out parts like the belt, or heating elements etc.
Working on a dryer is quite simple, if you have ANY mechanical capabilities.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

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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!!!!

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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THE BREAKER IS GOING BAD REPLASE IT OR THE BREAKER IS TO WEEK FORE IT TRY ANATHER PLUG

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SOURCE: Samsung front load clothes dryer not working.

may have loss to one line of voltage.may only have half the voltage required to power the machine.make sure proper voltage is coming to wiring block at bak of machine.may need voltage meter.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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