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My dryer runs and drys but after a little while it will trip the breaker in the electrical panel. Anyone have a clue? It's a GE mod.# DLLLR23EG1WW. Thanks in advance for any help. Tom

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Hello, W/D here.
When a machine is operating properly, but then trips the breaker, the breaker itself seems to be suspect. Breakers wear over time, and can become "weak". Also, amps on a breaker are time weighted. The more amps that you pull, the less time it takes for the breaker to trip. This is also true with a weak breaker. Check the amps that you should pull with your dryer, and check the breaker. If the breaker is the correct size, try replacing it. You should be on a 30 amp breaker/circuit.
Here are some useful links for your dryer:
Owner's manual http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/6276/GE-Residential-Dryer-L0707113?brand_name_search=DLLLR23EG1WW+GE Installation guide accessible from same link.
Parts manual http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/GE-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-DLLLR23EG1WW/0432/0151200?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=DLLLR23EG1WW
Best regards, --W/D--

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