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Inglis dryer trips circuit breaker only when running with a load of laundry in it.

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Kenmore elite dryer runs for about 3 min. then trips the breakers


The circuit breaker may be tripping because of a fault with the dryer or it may be a fault with the circuit breaker being weak.

From the description you give the circuit breakers trip frequently.

I'd suggest you first try selecting the no heat air fluff cycle and run it to see if the breaker trips. If the circuit breaker doesn't trip in air fluff then there is likely a short in the heating element.

With a clamp-on amp meter you can read the amp draw of the dryer when it is heating. With the motor and element both working you would see approximately 25-26 amperes being drawn. The breaker is rated at 30 amps. If the breaker trips and only 26 amps are being drawn then the breaker is the problem.

Try the air fluff cycle first and see if the breaker will trip. Then with additional details I may be able to help you further.

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My roper electric dryer heats when running for 5 mins. then trips circuit breaker


May not be your dryer. Many times a loose wire at the circuit breaker panel will cause the breaker to get hot and then thermal trip the breaker. It may be worth a look. Remove circuit breaker panel. Turn dryer breaker off. Check wire lug screws for being loose. Make sure screws or snug but do not tighten and strip the threads. Be especially careful if the wire/cable is silvery aluminum colored. If that is the case make sure there are not any broken strands at the breaker lugs. If possible use a clamp on amp meter to check the operating current. The current should not exceed 80 percent of your breaker rating. It is most likely a 30 Amp 2 pole. You may also have a bad breaker. If a breaker has a weak spring or bad contacts it will easily get hot under load and trip. My best guess other than a dryer motor locking up or dragging. New breakers are inexpensive at HD or Lowes etc. Be sure to get the exact brand and model if replacing.

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INGLIS DRYER MODEL IP82000 RUNNING BUT NO HEAT.


Check the following to address this issue.




1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.(((((Most common issue)))))

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I have a whirlpool dryer, model number GEC9858EQ0, that did not restart after opening door to check the laundry. I have ohms checked the start switch and door switch. where do I go next?


It blows fuses or trips the circuit breaker Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:

  • If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

  • If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.

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The dryer runs fine with no load but as soon as i add clothes aft


Sounds like the motor may be on its way out. a motor, over time can form a short or require more amps to do its job but can cause the breaker to trip. Also over time, dust and lint can build up over time, inside the dryer and cause it to over-heat.

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CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPS AFTER 5 MINUTES RUNNING.......WHEN I RUN WITH NO HEAT SETTING IT WILL RUN FOREVER......I PULLED THE HEATING ELEMENT AND IT "APPEARS" TO BE FINE.


Hello dale210mile,
Based on your problem description, it is possible that your circuit breaker itself is on its way out.. ( they do go bad sometimes) but before going that route, I would make sure that ALL wiring connections are tight ( meaning shut off the circuit breaker and make sure every electrcial tie point is snug and that you don't have a 'high impedance junction' somewhere in the power feed to the dryer. When you say the heating element 'appears' fine.. not sure what that means exactly but depending on the model.. you should be able to measure its cold resistance with an ohm meter and it should fall within manufactures spec.. A visual check of the heating element really won't tell you much unless it has shorted and you see a burn mark on it.. The mere fact that it runs OK for 5 minutes and then trips the breaker leads me to beleive that it may not be ok..but it is important to rule out the other hardware ( wire terminations etc) before going that route. One test you can try.. if after you've checked all the wiring etc..try running the dryer with no laundry in it .. ( just to verify that the additional load that the motor adds to the entire current draw isn't taking it over the top...) Hope these suggestions help you zero in on the solution..
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first dryer should be on circuit by itself..if dryers runs ok for a while before tripping breaker call electrican to change breaker..change it not ck it ..too many times had electricans tell cust breaker ckd ok but after explaining to cust a breaker can not be ck without load they had breaker changed and solved problem ..not just old breaker but even new ones can cause problems..if breaker kicks as soon as dryer is turned on ck wiring at connection where ac is connected very seldom does any other issues with dryer cause immediate tripping of breaker

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