Question about Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer
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The advice given below is for common situations that are known to an electric dryer. Other issues that cause problems outside the dryer are very rare and should only be addressed by a qualified technician.
As per your description off the incident, it sounds like your power supply cord may have worn through and shorted to the frame of the dryer.
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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Posted on Jun 25, 2008
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