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220 dryer CH Breaker only trips partially and dryer does not reach full heat. Is breaker problem or dryer?

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I would say that the problem is in the dryer, but only tripping partially is not exactly right either. It is easy and relatiuvely less expensive to replace the breaker . $40 .. if you replace the breaker and still get it tripping after a few minutes of opperating the dryer , then it is time to call a service tech for the dryer.
IF the breaker trips immediately when connecting the dryer, then unplug the dryer and try again, to see if there is a wiring problem in the line before the dryer.

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Did you verify that 220 volts is actually getting into the machine?
Dryers are using slightly more current and many older breakers are tripping on 1/2 of the circuit. The dryer runs but no heat because the breaker has tripped. USUALLY you cannot see the tripped breaker as it is bridged to the breaker for the other 1/2 of the 220. Somewhat firmly, turn the breaker fully off. Not to the tripped position, but fully, completely, stoutly OFF, then back on.
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HELLO THERE
Electric dryers require the use of a 220 volt line. The dryer heating elements run off of 220 volts. An excessive draw of electricity, or a short in the wiring can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. This happens to protect sensitive components from damage, and to help prevent fires. Every other dryer component operates off of 110 volts, the timer, motor, etc. Usually when a fuse blows or a circuit trips, it's because there's to much draw on the power line.
It is very possible for one part of your dryer to work fine, and yet another to have a problem, such as a short circuit. A short circuit may be caused by the heating element, internal wiring, or the main power cord.
To troubleshoot this problem, unplug the dryer and check to see if the circuit breaker or fuse remains on when the dryer is unplugged. If they stay on, it's more than likely the problem is somewhere in the dryer.
If your fuse blows, or the circuit breaker trips when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the circuit breaker, fuse box, or house wiring; contact a professional electrician.

OK I hope this is very helpful for you
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Hi..

If your dryer is not drying,

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating elementOften a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.


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