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Frigidaire GLEQ642AS2 The past few months my dryer has not been drying cloths properly. Now it is blowing the circuit breaker after 2-3 minutes. What could the problem be? The vent is clear. Any ideas?

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  • stougas Apr 24, 2008

    Could it be the heating element damaged causing it to short out? Like i said it hasnt been drying cloths properly. I have to put it on high heat for every load and the cloths still come out damp

  • stougas Apr 28, 2008

    I took the dryer apart and the element looked fine. I didnt see any burnt wires...any suggestions??

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Sounds like a wire problem. Frist unplug the unit. Then take the cover off where the wires go in the back to check for a burnt wire. If that is ok you need an amp meter to check for the heater amp draw. You could have a weak breaker.

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  • James Davis Apr 24, 2008

    It could be the element. It sets right behind the drum. If it is shorted on one side it can work but at a low temp. If both sides short it will trip the breaker.

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