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Whirlpool electric dryer keeps tripping main circuit breaker

New electric dryer keeps tripping main circuit breaker- individual breaker does not trip

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  • snowmannorth Feb 09, 2008

    same problem here

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    Fairly new Estate dryer keeps tripping breaker

  • Charles56 Jul 27, 2008

    I replaced the thermostat and that did not resolve my problem. My breaker starts getting real warm to hot after a few minutes. could it be my moter drawing too much amps. The dryer has worked fine for some 5 years.

  • sharonhill83 Oct 22, 2008

    i have a new whirlpool dyer, i had it for roughly 3 weeks it worked fine until Sunday it tripped the circuit breaker i brought a new dryer cord today because they did nit bring a new one but it still trips the breaker. When ti trips the breaker blue sparks will come out of the electric socket.Please Give Some Help

  • john michaud
    john michaud Dec 01, 2013

    been working fine all of a sudden tripping breaker

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    When dryer is turned on the power for the home is completely tripped off. Have to reset the main circuit breaker for the home.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My Maytag dryer keeps tripping the breaker, i opened up the dryer and the wire to the thermal fuse was burnt off. I picked up a peice of 14 gage wire and spliced were it burnt off and it heats up will go threw one full cycle fine but than half way threw the next cycle it trips the breaker

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    changed power cord after loose ground tripped main breaker,now i have no power

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    My dryer tripped it's circuit breaker, gave off an electrical burning odor and stopped worked. I reset the breaker and the dryer does not come on. My dad came over and checked the breaker box - nothing blown there. He also says that there is still current getting to the dryer through the power plug. Again, the dryer will not start, even with the breaker reset.

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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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    john michaud Dec 01, 2013

    wiring all looks good you think it might be breaker

  • James Greene
    James Greene Dec 02, 2013

    Very unusual to have a bad main breaker to be honest, unless the wiring was different for the other dryer (happens about twice to three times a week for me). Your saying that it pops the main breaker for the whole house, and not the 240V breaker for the unit itself?

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A 200 amp circuit breaker has a large spring to assist in rapid opening and closing a load of this size to minimize damaging arcing every time is it operated under electrical load

The larger the circuit breaker is and the more poles (1, 2 or 3) that are being opened / closed; the more force it will require to operate - both by hand or when tripping. Compare the tension or force you need to apply to a similar sized circuit breaker at Home Depot, etc.

The troubling issue about this for me is the fact that the 200 amp service disconnect / main is tripping. This is an indication of an overloaded panel / circuit. I usually see individual circuits that trip in a panel - but often find the that main breaker has only 20% - 60% of its rating on it at any given time. If you're tripping a 200 amp service disconnect / main breaker repeatedly - something has got to give - and eventually the circuit breaker will fail. That may be where you are now with this breaker. You may be in need of a service upgrade (if it is the service disconnect) as clearly, you have out grown the 200 amp size one you currently have or need add a new sub-panel to ease the load that this 200 amp main is trying to supply now.

Either way, you should call a reputable electrical contractor to have your service / sub-panel evaluated very soon. Good luck!

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Check the blown fuses and home's circuit breaker tripped. Dryer use 2 household Fuses or a circuit breakers, If one is blown, the dryer may still operate but not heat. Alternatively, the dryer may heat, but it may not heat up as hot as it should. Replace the Fuses or reset the circuit breaker.

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HELLO THERE
Electric dryers require the use of a 220 volt line. The dryer heating elements run off of 220 volts. An excessive draw of electricity, or a short in the wiring can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. This happens to protect sensitive components from damage, and to help prevent fires. Every other dryer component operates off of 110 volts, the timer, motor, etc. Usually when a fuse blows or a circuit trips, it's because there's to much draw on the power line.
It is very possible for one part of your dryer to work fine, and yet another to have a problem, such as a short circuit. A short circuit may be caused by the heating element, internal wiring, or the main power cord.
To troubleshoot this problem, unplug the dryer and check to see if the circuit breaker or fuse remains on when the dryer is unplugged. If they stay on, it's more than likely the problem is somewhere in the dryer.
If your fuse blows, or the circuit breaker trips when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the circuit breaker, fuse box, or house wiring; contact a professional electrician.

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I assume that you are referring to an electric dryer and that when you run it, it trips the main house breaker. If that is correct, then you may be running too many appliances simultaneously and that will draw curent , beyond the maximum rated value of your house main breaker. It is also possible that your main breaker may be going bad and tripping below it rated current value. I suggest you do the following: Shut off other appliances or electrical equipment in other rooms and then try running your dryer. If it operates and does not trip the main breaker , then the comments stated above are the problem. You may need to have an electrician replace your main breaker and/or change your service to a higher value. Please get back to me if I am incorrect in understanding your problem. Regards,
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