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Dryer tripped out during cycle and knocked off all downstairs sockets. Have had element tested and found no fault. Tech suggested plug dryer in without the element to see if trips (to eliminate element) - loose connection?

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An electric dryer must be on a circuit by itself. If you lost power to downstairs sockets, you will need an electrician to separate the 120volt side from the 240volt side. You may not have a problem at all with the dryer. If another appliance was operating at the same time as your dryer, that appliance would have overloaded your circuit and tripped the breaker. Please have this looked into by an electrician to avert a possible fire!
Your tech should have recognized this situation or maybe I have misunderstood the issue, but I gave my opinion based on the question above,

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