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My dryer keeps causing my fuse box to blow! causing all electrical appliances in the appartment to switch off. I have tried to change the fuse in the plug but it still want work.

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  • jillmburger May 11, 2010

    my roper dryer keeps triping the circuit, what do you think is wrong with it?

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The heating element is probably broken and touching against the back part of the drum casing, causing a direct short circuit, causing the breakers to trip. don't try it anymore untill you check the element first.

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