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Tumble dryer keeps cutting off and switching off all power to sockets

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Tumble dryer drum will only rotate half a turn then it totally cuts out. How can I fix it please? All filters etc are clean of lint and fluff etc

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If your dryer is tripping the main breaker in your swich box, then it probably has some sort of fault, however It could be overheating due to the lint filter being clogged or perhaps if you have it ducted to outside, the duct is blocked.

If these things are not the cause then you probably need a repairman

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