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Doug Miller wrote:
In article [email protected], "fencingmom" [email protected] wrote:

as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be a
problem with the breaker or the dryer? The dryer is only 2 years old.


You haven't provided anywhere nearly enough information to enable anyone to
even guess at the answer.

Gas or electric dryer?

Does the circuit breaker really trip the instant you turn on the dryer, or is
there a discernible delay?

Most dryers have an air-only setting; does the problem occur on that setting,
too, or just when it's set on a heating cycle?

What is the amperage of the circuit breaker?

What is the amperage listed on the dryer's electrical rating plate?

Did this problem start suddenly, or has it been intermittent and growing worse
over time?

If the problem started suddenly, did any unusual event (fire, flood, lightning
strike, mechanical damage, etc.) occur shortly before it started?



Now if this was asked on alt.hvac six responders would for sure tell him
to install a new wall thermostat. G

Nicely posed diagnostic questions Doug, you should charge more.

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as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be a
problem with the breaker or the dryer? The dryer is only 2 years old.

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In article [email protected], "fencingmom" [email protected] wrote:
as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be a
problem with the breaker or the dryer? The dryer is only 2 years old.

You haven't provided anywhere nearly enough information to enable anyone to
even guess at the answer.

Gas or electric dryer?

Does the circuit breaker really trip the instant you turn on the dryer, or is
there a discernible delay?

Most dryers have an air-only setting; does the problem occur on that setting,
too, or just when it's set on a heating cycle?

What is the amperage of the circuit breaker?

What is the amperage listed on the dryer's electrical rating plate?

Did this problem start suddenly, or has it been intermittent and growing worse
over time?

If the problem started suddenly, did any unusual event (fire, flood, lightning
strike, mechanical damage, etc.) occur shortly before it started?

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In article , Jeff Wisnia wrote:
Doug Miller wrote:
In article [email protected], "fencingmom" [email protected] wrote:

as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be a
problem with the breaker or the dryer? The dryer is only 2 years old.


You haven't provided anywhere nearly enough information to enable anyone to
even guess at the answer.

Gas or electric dryer?

Does the circuit breaker really trip the instant you turn on the dryer, or is


there a discernible delay?

Most dryers have an air-only setting; does the problem occur on that setting,


too, or just when it's set on a heating cycle?

What is the amperage of the circuit breaker?

What is the amperage listed on the dryer's electrical rating plate?

Did this problem start suddenly, or has it been intermittent and growing

worse
over time?

If the problem started suddenly, did any unusual event (fire, flood,

lightning
strike, mechanical damage, etc.) occur shortly before it started?



Now if this was asked on alt.hvac six responders would for sure tell him
to install a new wall thermostat. G


... and touch off another two-week flame war.

Nicely posed diagnostic questions Doug, you should charge more.


Thanks, Jeff, I'm thinking about raising my rates. g We'll see what the OP
comes back with, and then maybe we'll have something to work with.

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If your dryer has a plug on it, unplug it. If the breaker resets, the
problem probably has something to do with the dryer





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as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be
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On Oct 22, 4:29?pm, "RBM" rbm2(remove wrote:
If your dryer has a plug on it, unplug it. If the breaker resets, the
problem probably has something to do with the dryer



"fencingmom" [email protected] wrote in messagenews:[email protected]...
as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be
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a frequent cause in a electric dryer is a failed heating element, they
tend to break and ground to the case

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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:48:13 GMT, "fencingmom" [email protected] wrote:

as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be a
problem with the breaker or the dryer?


Yes.

The dryer is only 2 years old.

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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:15:05 -0300, Jeff Wisnia
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Doug Miller wrote:
In article [email protected], "fencingmom" [email protected] wrote:

as soon as I turn on my dryer the circut breaker trips off. would this be a
problem with the breaker or the dryer? The dryer is only 2 years old.


You haven't provided anywhere nearly enough information to enable anyone to
even guess at the answer.

Gas or electric dryer?

Does the circuit breaker really trip the instant you turn on the dryer, or is
there a discernible delay?

Most dryers have an air-only setting; does the problem occur on that setting,
too, or just when it's set on a heating cycle?

What is the amperage of the circuit breaker?

What is the amperage listed on the dryer's electrical rating plate?

Did this problem start suddenly, or has it been intermittent and growing worse
over time?

If the problem started suddenly, did any unusual event (fire, flood, lightning
strike, mechanical damage, etc.) occur shortly before it started?



Now if this was asked on alt.hvac six responders would for sure tell him
to install a new wall thermostat. G

Nicely posed diagnostic questions Doug, you should charge more.


And if it was me with the dryer problem. I'd answer them.

Jeff

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Now if this was asked on alt.hvac six responders would for sure tell
him to install a new wall thermostat. G



Alt.Hvac is trade newsgroups for tradesman. Not an appropriate group
for homeowners at all.

.... and a sorry reflection on the trade, for sure.

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