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WHEN I PLUG MY TUMBLE DRYER IN IT TRIPS THE ELECTRIC AT THE FUSE BOX. I DONT EVEN HAVE TO TRY AND SWITCH IT ON

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  • ALLYBO Jan 28, 2008

    THE POWER CABLE WAS TOO SHORT TO REACH THE NEAREST PLUG AND I WAS RUNNING IT TO AN EXTENSION CABLE. I THOUGHT THAT IT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM WITH EITHER THE DRYER CABLE OR THE EXTENSION. I HAVE REPLACED THE DRYER CABLE WITH A LONGER ONE BUT THE PROBLEM IS STILL THERE

  • ALLYBO Jan 28, 2008

    SORRY. ALL THE CONNECTIONS ARE FINE. CHANGED THE SPADE CONNECTORS AS WELL AS THE NEW POWER CABLE

  • ALLYBO Jan 28, 2008

    YES. CONNECTED IT ALL BACK UP THE WAY THE OLD POWER CABLE CAME OF

  • ALLYBO Jan 29, 2008

    HI,

    SORRY I GOT CALLED OUT TO WORK LAST NIGHT. THE TUMBLE DRYER IS AN INDESIT IS70C.

  • ALLYBO Jan 30, 2008

    HI,

    TOOK THE BACK COVER OFF THE MACHINE TO CHECK THE HEATING ELEMENT. ELEMENT WAS FINE. PUT THE COVER BACK ON AND TRIED MACHINE OUT OF CURIOSITY AND IT WORKS NOW WITHOUT TRIPPING THE ELECTRIC. ??????????????

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Take the cover off the cord to the drier and check it to see if any connections are burned or loose the middle of the cord should be in the middle of the terminal block let me know what you find

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  • robert samples Jan 28, 2008

    then check your out let you still havnt said how the connections are is the middle wire to the middle connector

  • robert samples Jan 28, 2008

    sorry im not making my self clear there are three connecters on your cord the connecter in the middle of the cord must go to the middle of the terminal block are they that way

  • robert samples Jan 28, 2008

    then turn off the breaker and check the outlet what is your model # and brand

  • robert samples Jan 29, 2008

    whats the brand and model number

  • robert samples Jan 29, 2008

    check the heating element to see if its broken and touching the body of the drier that wii do it

  • robert samples Jan 30, 2008

    great

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Allybo check how the power cord is wired to the dryer. I have seen where the hot wire has been attached to the ground of the dryer and this will create a short which will trip the breaker.

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