Question about Dryers
Our Duet dryer is about 6 months old. We have it stacked on the washer. Recently, it has started tripping the circuit breaker. We've noticed that the right side of the dryer is getting incredibly hot, the left side feels what we consider to be normal. Running on low heat seems to not be a problem. Warm or hot definately trip the breaker.
We've had a repair man out that after checking airflow and various other things said we'd have to use a wet vent (?) or vent the dryer straight out the back to the outside. Told us not to run it down, under the house and then outside. The manual says we can vent out up to 26 feet in length, we were definately under 10. However, even with no vent pipe attached, the dryer is still getting insanely hot and tripping the circuit breaker. Repair man was to come by again today but didn't make it by. Either he was busy or stumped.
What size is your breaker how many amps it should say on breaker are you cleaning the lint screen with it on top if the drier is getting too hot there is a device in it that's called a thermal limiter that would blow before the breaker would trip what kind or you in a house or apt. now on high heat can you hold your hand on the side of the drier.or cant touch it look at the vent under your house and tell me 1is it hanging down under the house then coming up to the hood 2whats its diameter3whats it made of we will go from there ok.there are three thermostats in that drier the first one runs at about 150 160 max second is a safety in case the first one fails it cycles at about 250 third is a safety if the drier exceeds 300 it will shut the heater down and wont rest it has to be replaced
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
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