Could be shorting or overloading. Does it run OK on a air fluff cycle? If
so, good chance the heating elements are the culprit.
Breakers do go bad also. Hard to pinpoint without a meter to check the load,
Before you get too carried away with the breaker, I would clean out
the lint from inside the dryer. 15 years of lint could be making the
old thing work just too darned hard.
You could also check for loose connections on the breaker. I replaced
my fusepanel with a circuit breaker panel recently. A couple days
later the dryer started tripping the breaker. Turned out I had
forgotten to tighten one of the screws, so the breaker was developing
Mr Fixit eh
When is the breaker tripping? After running a while, 2nd or 3rd load,
right away as soon as you turn on the dryer?
Not written in stone, but often a breaker that trips right away when
the dryer is turned on is a dryer problem....a breaker that trips
after the dryer has been running a bit/while is more of an breaker
problem than a dryer problem.
Even a loose/burnt connection between the dryer and breaker can trip
the breaker off.
When was the last time the exhaust venting was cleaned out....or the
inside of the dryer vacuumed out?
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