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The fuse size will protect the wiring depending on its size but the question is what amperage does the system draw/use and therefore what size wire is needed and the fuse will be the size of the system amperage draw and the wire size also determined by the amperage draw because if the amperage draw exceeds the capacity of the wire the wire will melt so the fuse should project the wire by cutting the current flow when it exceeds the wire siaze but the system needs the cureetn flow, amperage it is designed to use.

Sep 08, 2014 | Car Audio & Video

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Dryer (electric) cord and outlet get extremely hot when dryer is on. I even think it is melting the prongs to the cord.


for some reason the dryer is drawing too much amperage. maybe the cord connection inside the dryer is loose or falling off? i assume this is an electric dryer?

Apr 05, 2014 | Dryers

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We have had issues with our dryers circuit breaker kicking off and getting heated. About 8 months ago we had a power surge in our home and it messed up a number of appliances but we thought the dryer was...


The two items in a dryer that draws the most amperage is the motor and the heater element. Since the heat element normally either opens or is okay, it is doubtful that is the problem. Unless one of the insulators is damaged and shorting to the base.

But before you start replacing things, suggest you use a clamp on amp meter and see if the dryer is drawing more current than what the breaker is rated at. If it is then the dryer has the problem, if it isn't the problem is in the circuit breaker box.

Aug 16, 2011 | Amana NDE2330AY Electric Dryer

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No heat


This information is Courtesy of expert heatman101

If your gas dryer is not working because it is not heating then you need to check this out. Today?s gas dryers often do not use the simple thermocouple with a pilot to prove the flame anymore. They use a much more complicated method of lighting the burner and proving the flame.

The use of electric igniters has become the standard for many dryers today. The thermostat calls for heat, power is supplied to the igniter, then after a certain amperage draw on the igniter, the gas valve is energizes to open and allow gas to flow starting the flame. As long as the amperage draw on the igniter is high enough then the gas valve stays open till the thermostat is satisfied.

Sometimes the igniter will crack and no current will go through and the igniter will not even heat up or glow. Sometimes the igniter will wear to the point where it will still heat up and glow, but the current draw will not be high enough to allow the gas valve to open. This creates a confusing situation where you look into the dryer and see the glow from the igniter, but get no heat because the burner never lights up. If this is the case then you will need to replace the igniter even though it seems to be okay. The only way to know for sure is to know what the current draw requirements are for that gas valve and to have an amp meter to check the current draw.

Nov 16, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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LG Dryer DLE2516W contiuously trips breaker but only on heat setting greater than low


Your circuit breaker may be bad. Run dryer and if breaker gets hot after 10min or so the breaker is bad.
Higher heat settings draw more amperage thus tripping the bad or undersized breaker. 30 amp 2 pole breaker required.
Ck. the power cord for signs of arching. Replace power cord or outlet if damaged.

Jan 04, 2010 | LG DLE2516 Electric Dryer

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Need amperage draw and plug configuration for whirlpool dryer


Electric dryers all use the 30Amp plug and rated wire depends on length of your run and local building codes.

Jun 08, 2009 | Dryers

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Hi I have a Roper electric dryer since 2000 never had a problem also had an electric dryer for 6 year before that never had a problem with breaker going off now its been happening frequently, all the...


You will neeed an AMP meter.

Take the face cover off the breaker box.
Very carefully, without touching any wires and frying yourself check the amperage on the wires (one at a time) coming off the breaker to the dryer. (While its running with a load of wet clothes)

If the amp draw is very close to the amp rating of the breaker (IE 30 AMP breaker dryer drawing 28.5 AMPs) then you likely have an issue with the dryer and s the amp draw fluctiates a little it pops the breaker.
Several things can cause this. Motor windings going bad, elements going bad, dryer in need of a thourough cleaning etc.

There could also be a short to ground with one component/switch that is only energised during certain cyles. Keep note of when it trips the breaker. If you notice a pattern, that will help determine the problem.

If none of this applies, and the breaker is just poping randomly without having an amp draw higher than its rating, then you have a bad breaker.

If you have no amp meter. You could try replacing the breaker.(With the same rating, DO NOT go higher unless you want a really big bonfire.)

Most breakers are less than 20 bucks.

Thats an easy job, and if will help you isolate the problem by knowing if it's the dryer or breaker.
Otherwise you must either have a good Volt/OHM/Amp meter to trace down the problem.

Jan 01, 2009 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Maximum power draw


Should have a name plate that lists the wattage or amperage.
Typically Dryers have 4000 to 5000 watt elements and have to be fused at 30 Amp. (Or breaker must be 30A)
Motor is much less current or wattage. The element uses the lion's share of power.
I looked for a manual but LG doesn't have one available.




Nov 18, 2008 | LG DLE2514 Electric Dryer

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