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Unit runs for a period of time, then it causes the circuit breaker to blow

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The breaker does not trip until the washer motor starts running simultaneous with the dryer drying.

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- One of the motors (washer or dryer) is beginnig to fail (windings beginning to short) and drawing more than rated current which is overloading the breaker.

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