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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!!!!

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  • john michaud
    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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