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Old 05-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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main breaker getting HOT!

hi all got a question for ya. my 200 amp breaker gets hot to touch when the dryer is running. only the dryer causes this. my question is how will I know if the breaker has just had it or the dryer has a problem ? help me out . thanks...........


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Does your dryer cord get warm?

Do you have a clamp meter and can you test the current draw at the panel.

How warm, and how did you notice a 200 main getting hot?


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you must have this looked at from a professional ASAP .... that is a sign something is very wrong ..
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There is a loose connection in or under the breaker. If you let it continue the panel could be damaged beyond repair.
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