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What amperage should my dryer be drawing. My amp probe readings are around 27 amps and some where in the drying cycle (not the begining) it will blow a 30 amp fuse. ?? Is my problem in the heating element or possibly the motor?

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You can check elements and motor seperately. Most dryers use a 4500 watt element, devide by 240 volts = 18.75 amps. Motor generally is 3 amps or so, for a total of about 22 amps. A circuit pulling close to the rated max amps will eventually blow. Make sure to test all electrical connections for a good solid connection. (at the dryer to cord, wires to terminals inside dryer recepticle, and at the fuse/ circuit breaker panel.)

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The power board measures the amp draw. L1 power supplied to the beater motor goes through the power board on the beater terminals. Single phase and three phase units use the same Softech control, so the power board allows for different amp draw ranges. A jumper on the power board determines the amp draw range. Place the jumper on the pin that corresponds to the amp draw of the beater motor when the product is at the desired viscosity.
Setting Viscosity Adjustment
1. Place an amp probe on one of the L1 leads on the beater terminal on the power board.
2. Turn the viscosity adjustment screw to the "MAX" position.
3. With the freezer properly primed, press "AUTO".
4. During the freezing process, draw samples and inspect the product appearance. When the desired product viscosity and appearance is achieved, note the beater amperage.
5. Press "AUTO" to cancel the refrigeration cycle.
6. Using the chart, set what range the beater motor amperage falls into and place the jumper on the corresponding pin.
Viscosity Control Chart
2.4 pin - 1.2 amp to 2.4 amp
5.0 pin - 2.5 amp to 5.0 amp
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7. Press "AUTO". When amperage reaches the noted draw, turn the viscosity adjustment screw SLOWLY until the unit cycles off.
8. Draw several samples to verify the product and amperage when the machine cycles off remain consistent.
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To increase viscosity, or make the product harder, turn the dial clockwise towards maximum. Important: The dial only turns a limited amount if it stops turning do not force it.
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My maytag electric dryer start switch went out. I replaced it and it burned out again.


Good day,
It's possible you just got a bad part. If it's under 90 days you should be able to return it.
If that corrects the problem, then the only thing causing premature failures would be the motor drawing too much current. However, other issues usually show up such as the machine shutting down before a complete cycle is run, or you have excessive noise indicating bad bearings causing the drum to drag and overloading the motor.

P.S. The only way to determine if the motor is drawing excessive current is with an amp probe. If you don't have one, try to borrow since they are very pricey. It's a device that clamps around one of the motor leads and gives you a reading, while the machine is running.
If need be, post back on more detailed use of this tool. Electricians carry them as well.

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The dryer isn't getting hot. I know there's a


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Thanks for using FixYa. If your dryer isn't working or isn't getting heated up, you'll need to check the following to be sure what exactly the issue is--
Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —ELECTRIC Models:
• The amperage readings are at 240 volts. One line will be 24 amps and the other line will be 21 amps. The neutral line will be at 3 amps. If the above amperages are not present, then the house wiring, fuse box or circuit breaker should be suspect.
• Shorted heating element to housing.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorting to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.

Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —GAS Models:
• If igniter is not glowing, check for 120 V at igniter.
• Igniter harness may be loose and shorted to base.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorted to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.


If it runs for a few minutes and then stops, then check for the following:--
• Empty dryer.
• Check motor spins freely.
• Lint buildup around drive motor.
• Low voltage present.
• Blower impeller blocked in blower housing.
• Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.



Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee


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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. If your dryer isn't working or isn't getting heated up, you'll need to check the following to be sure what exactly the issue is--
Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —ELECTRIC Models:
• The amperage readings are at 240 volts. One line will be 24 amps and the other line will be 21 amps. The neutral line will be at 3 amps. If the above amperages are not present, then the house wiring, fuse box or circuit breaker should be suspect.
• Shorted heating element to housing.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorting to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.

Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —GAS Models:
• If igniter is not glowing, check for 120 V at igniter.
• Igniter harness may be loose and shorted to base.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorted to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.


If it runs for a few minutes and then stops, then check for the following:--
• Empty dryer.
• Check motor spins freely.
• Lint buildup around drive motor.
• Low voltage present.
• Blower impeller blocked in blower housing.
• Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.


Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

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Heating element drawing lots of power, big bill power


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Thanks for using FixYa. The issue might have happened due to a blown fuse or burnt wiring/components on the control board. You'll need to check and replace the fuse and replace it.
Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —ELECTRIC Models:
• The amperage readings are at 240 volts. One line will be 24 amps and the other line will be 21 amps. The neutral line will be at 3 amps. If the above amperages are not present, then the house wiring, fuse box or circuit breaker should be suspect.
• Shorted heating element to housing.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorting to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.


Please do rate the solution & revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

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Hi I have a Roper electric dryer since 2000 never had a problem also had an electric dryer for 6 year before that never had a problem with breaker going off now its been happening frequently, all the...


You will neeed an AMP meter.

Take the face cover off the breaker box.
Very carefully, without touching any wires and frying yourself check the amperage on the wires (one at a time) coming off the breaker to the dryer. (While its running with a load of wet clothes)

If the amp draw is very close to the amp rating of the breaker (IE 30 AMP breaker dryer drawing 28.5 AMPs) then you likely have an issue with the dryer and s the amp draw fluctiates a little it pops the breaker.
Several things can cause this. Motor windings going bad, elements going bad, dryer in need of a thourough cleaning etc.

There could also be a short to ground with one component/switch that is only energised during certain cyles. Keep note of when it trips the breaker. If you notice a pattern, that will help determine the problem.

If none of this applies, and the breaker is just poping randomly without having an amp draw higher than its rating, then you have a bad breaker.

If you have no amp meter. You could try replacing the breaker.(With the same rating, DO NOT go higher unless you want a really big bonfire.)

Most breakers are less than 20 bucks.

Thats an easy job, and if will help you isolate the problem by knowing if it's the dryer or breaker.
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