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Clothes Dryer not working

The circuit keeps triping. I have checked the plug and it is fine, I have checked the vent and it is fine. Do you have any other solutions or do I have to call a electrican?

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GO TO THE ELEMENT AND DISCONNECT THE 2 WIRES SUPPLYING POWER TO IT. RETRY. ALMOST CERTAINLY ITS YOUR PROBLEM OR CHECK THE MOTOR CAPACITOR FOR DEFECT.

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If it is tripping the breaker right away there is an issue with the drier shorting to ground. unplug and look for a broken wire in the drier. if the drier runs for 10-15 min maybe 30 before it trips the breaker. there is a loose connection in the wiring. either at the junction box in the wall behind the dryer or at the breaker panel. If it is in the electrical I would call an electritian. Good Luck!

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