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Anybody know anything abuot dryers. My new dryer keeps blowing fuses can't seem to get ahold of an electrician. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks
 

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Well obviously it's either 1. Drawing too much current or 2. It's got a short inside.

How much current is your dryer rated to pull? Since you said your dryer "blows fuses", I'm assuming you must have an older home with a fuse box instead of circuit breakers? (unless they put fuses inside of dryers) How many amps are your fuses?
 

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eltc dryer 30amp fuses.
 

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What's the required power for the dryer? Should be towards the front of the owners manual or on the back of the dryer.
 

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John its rated at115/230 volt min.
 

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Yeah figured that. The 115v is for the control circuit and the 230v is for the dryer elements. Need the power or current number. It's called out in Watts or Amps.
A lot of times they will tell you in the owners manual what the minimum size wire or the minimum circuit to run to the dryer.
 

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Would this be it a seperate 30 amp circuit.
 

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How olds the dryer? And did it just start all of a sudden? Has it been running fine before? Is it blowing both fuses or just one at a time?
 

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The dryer should take a standard 230/30 amp circuit but asking before I make any suggestions. This net repair is tough sometimes.
 

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The dryer is new. We had an old dryer did the same thing. yes it started it all of a sudden. The old dryer quit heating ,we thought it was the dryer. Guess should have checked the fuses before buying a new one. :(
 

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Aj's question:
Does it blow one fuse or both of the fuses in the 230 line?
Does it blow fuses without the dryer plugged in?
 

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It blows both usually sometimes just the one for the heating element.No it dose not blow them with the dryer unplugged. Pat it started doing it with the old dryer. :confused:
 

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Got a decent meter and are you comfortable plugging it into the wall socket? If so, I'll post some information on dryer wiring.
 

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Looks like John's got ya' covered (sorry to but in John)

what type of fuses?

Sometimes the fuse holders are the cause for fuses to blow especially on old cartridge type fuses when they get old and don't hold the fuses tight enough.
Do the blown fuses look like they have been hot?
 

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I think you are right Bill, maybe I should leave this to a pro. Thanks for your help John.
 
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