Dryer Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

30801863_m.jpgDo you have a dryer that is suddenly tripping the circuit breaker? A circuit breaker monitors and regulates the flow of electricity of the particular circuit. When you have a flow that has reached the “unsafe” limit the breaker will trip and cut off the power to the circuit. So why is your circuit breaker tripping?


Heating Element:

Over time your dryer heating element can burn out. When this happens it can cause the heater housing to short out with it thus the reason your circuit breaker to trip. In order to determine if your heating element is at fault, check each terminal on your heating element with a multimeter to check for continuity. If one or more terminals do not have continuity then your heating element should be replaced.


Drive Motor:

Sometimes the circuit breaker trips because the drive motor in the dryer stops working. Test the drive motor with a multimeter to check for continuity. If the windings on the motor do not have continuity then your drive motor may be at fault.


Terminal Block:

Your terminal block may be at fault if one or more wiring component is bent or loose. Since the electrical components inside a dryer are all connected to the terminal block, a faulty wire can cause a circuit to short out. Examine your terminal block for any loose or bent wires.

Circuit breaker:

You may want to change your circuit breaker if you have checked all other parts and it still was not solved. Over time your circuit breaker on your dryer can become less effective and when it becomes too weak it may start to trip frequently. In order to replace your circuit breaker, you will need to call a certified technician.



Once you have located the problem area on your dryer, repair or replace the necessary parts as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. Please visit http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/index.php to fix the part that works with your dryer.

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