Whirlpool Dryer Trips Breaker


The 2 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer trips breaker are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

Other Causes and Conditions

The Circuit Breaker is Weak

If the dryer trips the home's circuit breaker, the breaker itself might be defective. Over time circuit breakers can become weak and may trip often, even though the amperage draw is below the limit. If the dryer has been checked and seems to be fine, consider having an electrician replace the circuit breaker.

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Drive Motor - Part # 158 Mfg Part # 279787

Drive Motor

RepairClinic Item # 158

Although not as common, if the dryer trips the circuit breaker the drive motor may be defective. When drive motors fail, they sometimes short out internally and trip the circuit breaker.


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