Question about Whirlpool Dryers
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!
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Posted on Jul 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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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