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
If the problem started suddenly, did any unusual event (fire, flood, lightning
strike, mechanical damage, etc.) occur shortly before it started?
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:14:43 -0700, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That's the one I want in the office pool. ;-)
Just be sure you unplug the dryer before you start taking it apart.
Usually you have 2 choices on the element. You can buy the whole
assembly that is a simple swap or you can just buy the Nichrome wire
coil and re-string the heater. That can be a tad bit harder but a lot
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