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Dryer problem We have had this Whirlpool dryer for only 5 months. The past few days, the main circuit breaker in our house kicks off every time we turn the dryer on. Tonight, my husband pulled the dryer out to check the cord and we found that the exterior of the dryer was extremely hot but the clothes weren't dry even though they'd been in the dryer through 2 full cycles. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

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Ck vent system to outside also ck the vent hose behind dryer to be sure it is not being mashed flat when pushed back..while you have it out ck to see if cord connection screws are tight loose screws can cause cord to overheat and melt insulation causing short..if breaker trips immediately suspect dryer if runs for a time before kicking suspect weak breaker

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