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After running for about 10 minutes it blows the breaker. I have had this dryer ever since they came out and it just started doing this 2 weeks ago. I cleaned out the dryer vent to make sure it was lint free and not clogged up.

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You might have a problem with lint buildup or a bad blower wheel causing the dryer to overheat. It could also be the heating element is broken and portions off it are welded to the heater chamber causing the heater to come on and blow the breaker. It could just be you have a bad breaker.


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