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Circuit Breaker is tripping when tumble dryer is plugged in. Have removed back and top of tumble dryer nd cleaner=d all excess lint. No obvious sign of shorting or poorconnections. Dryer is 17 years old, but otherwise functioning very well. No apparent damage or misuse or problems inside or outside of dryer.

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    Bruce Canfield May 11, 2010

    Hello. A circuit breaker tripping is many times caused by poor venting/air circulation, which leads to overheating, which leads to the tripped breaker. You cleaned all the lint out of the back of the dryer, but have you checked the venting all the way to where it exhausts outside? And have you checked to ensure that the blower is working properly? You may have already done these things, but you can let me know and I will attempt to assist you. Thanks.

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Circuit Breaker is tripping when our tumble dryer, creda 522vw, is turned on. Have removed back and top of tumble dryer and cleaner all excess lint, checked connections and exhaust. Any ideas please

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If its a electric dryer check heating element for short to heater box

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