I have an electric dryer which is 7 yrs.old and is located in the partial basement we have. A couple of months ago I moved it out about 2 feet to clean in behind it. Then not to long after that the dryer started tripping the 30 amp breaker. It would run for awhile like maybe one day and nothing would happen, then it would trip the breaker the next time we used it.
Now after about a minute or so it trips the breaker. We had newer wiring and a bigger box put in 2 yrs. ago. I pulled off the back of the dryer and checked the thermostats with a digital ohm meter. If I checked them right, which I think I did everything checked out okay. It still trips the breaker. Any answers to this other than the breaker could be bad. Thanks
- posted 8 years ago