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Kenmore 70 Series Dryer heats for 5 minutes then trips breaker.

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My Kenmore 70 series dryer starts its cycle as normal but within 5-10 minutes trips the breaker at the panel. I can reset the breaker and it does the same thing. I have also tried it at different temperature settings with similar results..It seems to heat fine so I am guessing it is a bad thermostat. Any ideas?

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Thanks for the question Your problem is with your breaker its weak and wont hold you reset it it works againfor a while Happens a lot When this happens again touch the breaker you will feel its hot also check the connections at dryer and at box where you plug your dryerin see if the prongs of the cord are lost its copper color . thanks for the question the appliance docs

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