Question about Whirlpool AWZ7303 Electric Dryer
When a dryer trips the circuit breaker, it will suddenly power down. Any devices connected to that particular outlet will also suffer from a sudden loss of power. It this occurs every time the appliance is used, the dryer is tripping the circuit breaker. The first potential area of trouble could be that the dryer has a defective thermal resistor. Dryer thermal resistors control the heater in the unit. If the thermal resistor is defective, it will not turn off the heating components in the dryer, which will cause the dryer to continually heat up. As it keeps heating, it keeps drawing power, which will trip the breaker. If the user is comfortable with dryer design, he should check the thermal resistor (also known as the "thermsistor") for damage. A thermal resistor is about the size of a nickel and is located in the heating element. Remove the dryer connections to it and test its conductivity with an Ohmeter. If there is no reading, the resistor is defective and needs replacement.it is also a rear happening but i have also seen two seperate instances where a power wire was frayed that went to the motor and was arching against the cabinet floor and i have also seen a timer wire that came off the timer that was arching against another as well also is the breaker a 30 amp breaker?also does it trip instantly how long does it run before it trips if you have any further questions please message me back and please remember when our chat has concluded to rank how this opinion has helped Thanks again Rick
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
Check the amperage draw on the unit with an amprobe or current meter when the element cycles on to heat and see what its drawing,then if too high of current draw you may have an element starting to short out to ground on the elements case,otherwise if not,try a different tandem circuit breaker(30) amp as they can get weak and trip during the heating element cycling on and off
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things-
1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.
2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.
3. Heating element may have turned or the connection to the element might be loose. Sometimes a shorted circuit element will keep on blowing the fuse or circuit breaker.
4. Motor wiring shorting to ground.
Hope this helps...
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