I have checked the breaker and reads 120 volts, 30 amp breaker – I have taken heating element out of the dryer, checked it for breaks, tested it with volt meter. I tested the thermal fuse and the thermostat for continuity, both check out fine.
Cleaned all terminals, made sure connections were tight.
Checked the main power plug, reading 120 volts.
Dryer runs fine and quiet (doesn’t sound like engine is working hard or binding), element heats up and glows red just fine.
Lint trap and exhaust tube are clear and free.
After 10 minutes the dryer trips the breaker.
Solution: As soon as the breaker trips, go and feel the surface of it to see if its hot/warm. If it is, remove the breaker box cover and tighten the screws. PLEASE BE CAREFUL, ALL RED AND BLACK WIRES ARE LIVE. TURN OFF THE MAIN BREAKER IF POSSIBLE!
Hope this helps. I am a technician in the Montreal, QC area. I have a few FAQ’s answered on my website, in the “Services” section, or if anyone needs service in the Montreal area! Cheers!
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