hi. apologies if this seems to be a common question, but...
our dryer has started (again) popping one half of the breaker after
10-15 minutes of running. the interesting thing is that it does this
even if the dryer is not heating (ie a 'fluff' cycle).
you can feel one half of the breaker start to get hot after running the
dryer for a few minutes, then eventually the breaker pops.
we had a Maytag guy out to look at the thing about 6-9 months ago when
it was doing this, and he couldn't find anything wrong with the dryer.
we replaced the breaker at the time, and it's been fine until now.
the vent is completely clear, and in fact the dryer is venting into the
house at the moment (heat AND moisture is a luxury in Colorado at the
I took the front off the dryer yesterday, and it looks OK. there's no
sign of any problem with the heater element etc.
so, currently I'm thinking:
a) there's a poor contact between the fuse and the bus bar(s) in the
box. will look at that this evening while it's still light.
b) the motor is dying, gradually pulling more and more current as it
warms up, until the breaker goes.
any other possibilities?