Why Does My Dryer Trip the 220 Volt Circuit Breaker?
An electric dryer requires a dedicated 30 amp 220 volt circuit. Double check that the circuit breaker is a double or 2-pole circuit breaker and its says ……
Electrical Question from Roseanna about Circuit Breaker
Received from Roseanna a Homeowner in Fort Wayne, In.
[ad#block]Question: I just moved in 5 weeks ago to this 57yr. old house. If my brand new electric dryer is on a 220 separate line, then why does it trip the circuit breaker when I run a load in it?
Thanks for your electrical question.
Hi Roseanna – An electric dryer requires a dedicated 30 amp 220 volt circuit. Double check that the circuit breaker is a double or 2-pole circuit breaker and its says 30 amps.Â If the circuit appears to be correct then its possible that something happened to the dryer during the move and may require a service technician to troubleshoot the problem. If the circuit is not a 30 amp 220 volt then you will need to have one installed.
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