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Re: LEQ9508PWO breaker pops
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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You have two wires to the dryer that are "hot". One wire is for the heating element, one wire is for the motor and controls. Looks like you have a "heating" problem. It is very likely NOT the heating element. It is very likely one of the many "overheat thermostats" or maybe even the "overheat fuse". If you wish to tear it apart and fix it, I would take the thermostats and the fuse out and have them tested. Another way would be to pull the machine out from the wall and take the back off and watch very carefully with a good flashlight whilst someone starts the machine. You may be able to hear or see or fell the bad part. Feel means it might get really hot, watch out! Be blessed
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Either the motor gets hot and blows the breaker or if it is electric the heater element gets hot and then shorts out...
There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...
The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going
Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your
dryer will not run...
Howdy: The motor could be popping it's breaker once the start button is pushed. When unpluged the motor resets and the cycle starts over. But also the dryer thinks the element is too hot and resets the safety switch. The temp thermistor (overtemp sensor) could be clogged with lint or open circuit. Not easy to diagnost. Do you smell burnt wires or lint? Check to be sure the door is completely closed. It may think the door is open and not start. Doug
If the dryer appears to be running OK before the breaker trips, I might consider checking the breaker. Over time they can get weak and not hold the current rating.
If the dryer is smelling "hot" then we can look a little further.
Let me know.
1. your breaker is connected to the only one side of the panel
2. your breaker s fried and needs replaced.
(both of these can be elliminated by using an electrical tester on the outlet)(240 Volt)
3. you temperature thermostat if bad
4. your heating element is bad.
Or if the dryer heats a little then stops heating your vent hose may be kinked or plugged.
The motor probably has experienced locked rotor current and fried the windings. Of course the capacitor could have shorted. If you can find it, look at the capacitor and if the can looks like it's lid is swollen or pooched out, then go for replacing the Capacitor. If you remove the motor and smell the case and it smells burned, you motor is shot. It does not have to lock down to be bad. The windings do not rotate in an AC motor.