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I need to buy a 20/20 Amp Bulldog breaker for a dryer and any installation tipes

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Most electrical dryers are 220 volt. They usually require at least a two pole 30 amp circuit with #10 wire. The breakers you need can be found at most hardware and buidling type stores, Ace , Home depot, Lowes.
Yes they would have the 20/20 breaker also.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

Feel if breaker is getting warm.
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Either they are bad, or are "tripping" If they won't push in when removed, then they are bad. Not unusual. You can still buy them. Look online or Box stores

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I will try this again i don't think i posted it properly.
On the power cord where it connectes to the dryer make sure the red and black wire goes to the outside screws (L1& L2) the white goes in the middle and the green goes to the dryer cabinet.
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