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LEQ9508PWO breaker pops

When I start the dryer the breaker opos off The first time it happened when dryer was running then it smelled hot.I can't find my owners manual.

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  • littlebit574 Nov 26, 2008

    I wash drying my families clothes and the dryer quit and spelled hot. I checked my breaker and it did not trip.

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IF IT SMELLED HOT, I WOULD LOOK A THE ELECTRICAL WIRING FROM YOUR OUTLET, THROUGH THE ENTIRE DRYER. START WITH PLACES OF EASY ACCESS AND WORK YOUR WAY INWARD. LOOK FOR MELTED OR BARE WIRES THAT MAY HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE METAL FRAME OF THE DRYER.
TRY SELECTING FLUFF AIR (NO HEAT) AND SEE IF IT WILL RUN O.K. IF IT DOES, I WOULD SUSPECT THE HEAT CIRCUIT. TAKE THE BACK PANEL OFF AND INSPECT THE WIRES AROUND THE HEATER ASSEMBLY.

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