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Old 10-10-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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dryer on a 220 outlet

i have a new dryer on a 220 outlet..and after about a month of it working fine, the circuit breaker started switching off after a few min..now i can't run my dryer for more then a few min before the breaker switches off. please help.

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Old 10-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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dryer on a 220 outlet

Could be a bad heating element in the dryer, or loose connections at the receptacle, or loose connections on the plug, or loose connections on the breaker, or a bad breaker.

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Old 10-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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I would bet on loose connections at the breaker. Loose connections anywhere else should not cause this problem. A bad dryer element can though, if it shorts to itself or the chassis. Check the connections at the circuit breaker.
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