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My dryer keeps cutting off i guess when it gets warm or hot ...it keep cutting the circuit breaker off..

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If it is tripping the main circuit breaker there is a chance that the circuit breaker is bad. or your heating element is grounding out. make sure to check the main power cord and make sure the terminal block is in good shape

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The 20 amps circuit breaker is there for a purpose, and changing the breaker to a higher one will warm up the wire it is connected on and will cause probably-fire!Cause the wire it is hooked on usually is #14 or #16 on most garages(I wonder why,connected to it are your water heater,washers and dryers and garage door openner).If your City gives you clearance to hook a number 12 gauge wire(or higher) for the purpose of using high amps machines then you can add at least 40 amps circuit breakers.

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If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things—
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1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.
2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.
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Does the interior of the dryer get warm at all? You could have a 1 of multiple heating elements that has shorted. If no heat at all, the likely a heating element has opened up. Unplug dryer from wall (turn off circuit breaker first!). Use a ohm meter to measure and check continuity of the heating elements.

There may also be a sail switch in the air path of the dryer. The purpose of the sail switch is to keep the elements turned off until there is enough air blowing through the dryer. This helps prevent fires, as well as shrunken denim.

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For an electric dryer that runs but doesn’t heat, follow this repair roadmap:
Flip the circuit breaker off and then back on. Electric dryers run on a two-pole, 240v breaker. A common problem is for one of the legs to break which cuts the 240v that the elements need to heat up but it still supplies the 120v for the motor. The result is that the dryer runs but doesn’t heat.
If the breaker checks out, then it’s time to do some surgery. Unplug the dryer and open it up.
. Use your ohm meter to test the thermostats. All should show continuity.
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