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Outside main 100 amp breaker is tripping but none of the inside breakers, supposedly when dryer and tv on together but not all the time


Am I to assume your dryer is electrical? If so, I'll guarentee it will draw MORE than 14 Amps if heating. Sorry, can't analyze your problem from here.

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Dryer was running and then suddenly stopped. I have checked the power breaker and it is fine, light is on in the machine, and there are no issues with the plug. When I opened the door it was very warm...


check and see if it has blown either of the 30 amp fuses supplying the 220 volts. More likely the duct heater sensor. Small sensor connected by small wires on the air duct found after you remove the front panel.

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Roper model rex5634kq1----won't get hot---already removed &ck'd heating element & attached part (thermostat?)--they're both ok--what else could it be?


There's no heat If your dryer doesn't heat, check these: Power from the house Heating element Thermal fuse Wiring Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected. Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.) Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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My dryer wont come on no drum rotation or any other sounds of the dryer functioning. Heard some electrical crackling in the circuit breaker panel which is right next to dryer. Circuit breaker did not pop...


if you know nothing about electricity have a qualified serviceman check for continuity at the outlet the dryer plugs into for power. there should be 220 volts ac and running off a 50-60 amp breaker to power an electric dryer.. if there is power than the dryer might have a bad motor or the timer or door switch could be bad. there also is a thermal fuse inside the back panel that fails. ive seen all this through the years.. goog luck and goodday.

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I have a Kenmore Elite HE3 dryer model # 110.8483220. It has no power. We tested the plug and it tests for 110V of power, and the wire connection at the top of the dryer (on the outside) has power. But...


Your dryer is electric. This means it needs 2 electrical phases (hot wires) and one neutral to wor. If you measure 110v across 2 phases - one of them is out.
Unplug the dryer. Find the double breaker for your dryer on the breaker panel.
Pull breaker to the off position hard (do not overdo it,as you can pull the breaker out), and then back to on position.
Check voltage between the two phases, it should read 220-240v. Check the voltage between each phase and the neutral (middle prong), should read 110-120v. If you don't get these readings - call electrician.
If you get the proper voltage, plug the dryer back in. If it does not work - Dryer needs repair. Likely a thermal fuse is blown or problem with power wiring inside.

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I have the kenmore400 dryer it will not turn on & no light inside


not getting power to unit check the breaker panel. if you have a volt meter check the outlet for power.

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HAVE A 8 YEAR DRYER( Kitchen Aid)


I would be checking the service panel. I'm assuming the dryer has been working in that outlet. If the breaker is over 50 amps that is why it didn't trip. But the breaker may be bad itself. Make sure it is wired properly. Red wire should go on one side of the breaker and the black on the other. The white should go over to the neutral bar. Then make sure the outlet you plug into is wired the same way. (MAKE CERTAIN THAT BREAKER IS OFF) The top two prongs should have a red on one side and a black on the other, with the white at the bottom. If these are correctly wired, the problem is either in the breaker or inside the dryer. Depending upon the model you have, a 50 amp double breaker isn't prohibitively priced. If you buy the breaker, wire it the same, turn it on, plug in the dryer and it happens again, the dryer is at fault. Coils burn out inside them, lugs burn through, but I'd feel more comfortable at that point calling a service man, tell him what you've done with wiring, breaker, and outlets. It may be time for a new dryer.

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Where is the circuit breaker or fuse on a Kenmore Gas Dryer?


no heat usually means your only getting110 volts into your dryer.....you need the full 220volts to run heaters....with voltage meter you checkwires on the plug OUTLET...or inside back cover REDwire to WHITEwire =110v.........BLACKwire to WHITEwire =110v.....REDwire to BLACKwire =220v. you probably have aBAD 220V. 30 amp circut breaker..or if still using FUSES one is burnt out (In house electric panel) or burnt off RED or BLACKwire in back of dryer.....

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just check the fuse and plug pin connection in it

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Hooking an electrical dryer to a breaker


You will typically need a 40 amp 220V circuit for this ( check with local building inspectors).  You will need to run some hefty wire probably #8 three wire  (again check) and install the type of plug receptacle that is on the  dryer cord.

Inside the breaker box you will need a dual breaker 220V breaker rated at 40 amps.  The wire coming into the breaker box will need to be clamped in place with appropriately sized wire cable clamp where the enter the box through a knockout- available at any hardware store.

 

Now the big question-  why are you switching to electrical?  Gas is pretty much half as expensive as electricy  and will dry the clothes faster (usually gas dryers generate more heat than electrical ones).   Just wondering..

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