My estate dryer is brand new, everytime I turn it on it will run for a few mins then kick my circuit breaker off. The circuit breaker was replaced and its still doing it. What else can it be? The vent is clear, we have checked everything we know to do.
Oh and it runs fine if u use the no heat setting, but even on the lowest heat setting it kicks the circuit breaker off
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Re: estate dryer kicks off circuit
You can check where the cord is connected to the drier did you use the cord off your old drier see if the cord is tight at the back of the drier and the center terminal of the cord should be on the center of the terminal block and why did you buy a new drier hold my rating till were done please
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This problem might be in your house electrical system rather than the dryer but it will take some troubleshooting to figure it out. 1. First make sure that you are connected to a 30 amp circuit breaker. If not then that is the problem! 2. Use a clamp on amp meter to see what the dryer is drawing from your electrical panel before it trips. If it is below the rating of the 30 amp circuit breaker when it trips, then your circuit breaker is defective. 3. If the dryer is drawing more than 30 amps it is in your machine and you will need to troubshoot that. Since you stated the times - is it always the same and does not vary? Then you have to figure out what you dryer is doing at the 8 minute mark and each machine is a little different. Soem machines go into a tumble air only mode for the first few minutes before kicking on the heating elecment. If yours is that was then it is the heating element, thermostat or something to do with the heating circuit.
Check your circuit breakers.Most of the time when breakers get older they can't hold the current load. Also make sure the wires that connect to the breakers in the main panel are tight in that circuit..Be careful I had a dryer that did the same thing. Check to make sure the lint is cleaned out so there is no obstructions that's creating a air flow problem. The dryer gets to hot and shuts down.Well that was my problem.Just an idea.
You have a weak circuit breaker . Should be a 30 amp or higher . If you have access to an amp meter , split the dryer cord , separating the 3 wires (do not remove the insulation ) . If you have a black round cord ( 4 prong ) , carefully slice into and remove the black insulation in a small portion only . Check the amps on both outer wires while running dryer . Make sure the amps being pulled are lower than the circuit breaker amps . On a black cord , test the black wire and the red wire amps . If the dryer has a short , it would not run for 10 min and then throw breaker . It would be almost imediate . A bad breaker will gradually get hot and then flip , but check the dryer amps anyway to be sure .
first dryer should be on circuit by itself..if dryers runs ok for a while before tripping breaker call electrican to change breaker..change it not ck it ..too many times had electricans tell cust breaker ckd ok but after explaining to cust a breaker can not be ck without load they had breaker changed and solved problem ..not just old breaker but even new ones can cause problems..if breaker kicks as soon as dryer is turned on ck wiring at connection where ac is connected very seldom does any other issues with dryer cause immediate tripping of breaker
ck vent system to outside also ck the vent hose behind dryer to be sure it is not being mashed flat when pushed back..while you have it out ck to see if cord connection screws are tight loose screws can cause cord to overheat and melt insulation causing short..if breaker trips immediately suspect dryer if runs for a time before kicking suspect weak breaker