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Main main breaker keeps popping after I put in a pond lite and run the electric dryer. Could this be a ground problem or what else it just started

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How about disconnecting your pond lite, and then trying your dryer? Usually pond lights are wired with some sort of ground fault protection. And this will trip immediately if there's another source...especially a heating source with a motor. Its the motor that senses the gfi, and trips it. I'd disconnect the pond light from the dryer, and then try it. If it works fine, then get another power source (not linked to the dryer) to run the pond light and see how it works. I believe when you separate their power sources, you should be fine. Try this, and then let me know if you have success, or need some more guidance. But I'm most sure this is it. Good Luck, and I hope this works for you. - Jim

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Why does my 100 amp main get so hot the black wire is starting to melt, should'nt the breaker trip if there is that much draw?


You need an electrician before there is a fire.
If the breaker is not tripping, then the breaker is bad.

Act now before the heat damages the box and you need full replacement.
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Put a smoke detector right there.
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Now the freezers and refrigerator have to stay on.
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You must find the reason the main breaker is popping ...

I'd start by unplugging everything and remove all breakers. Turn the main on ... does it pop? If it pops here look between the breaker panel and the end of your cord. Turn the power off - reinstall the first breaker - turn power back on. What happens ... keep doing this until the main or individual breaker pops - investigate that circuit to find your short.

If you get all breakers back in with out popping anything ... start plugging stuff back in. Something is shorting somewhere.

Let me know what you find please.

thanks

a

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this is nothing to fool around with call someone who can fix it the dryer has a short in the t-stat or the element!!!!!!!!!

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