DRYER TRIPPING FUSE BOX
every time i turn my tumble dryer on it trips the fuse box
Jul 29, 2009Every time i turn my tumble dryer on it trips the fuse box,could anyone give me an idea whats causing this?thx? and check the connections here tripping at the fuse board and blowing the plug fuse ,so its not a faulty breaker at the board sounds like the problem is blowing the plug fuse on short circuit/overload,and tripping the rcdStatus: Openshort circuit or overload. first checks for the DIY'er, is to eliminate the possibility of bad connections at the plug and socket. run an extension lead from a socket ,on a different circuit in the house that you know is working fine. if the dryer works,then you know the problem is in the wall socket,probably a loose connection. if the problem persists, open the plug on the dryer flex (if its possible) and check the connections here tripping at the fuse board and blowing the plug fuse ,so its not a faulty breaker at the board sounds like the problem is blowing the plug fuse on short circuit/overload,and tripping the rcd (wide trip switch) at the board, which trips on earth leakage earth leakage and overload/shot circuit. trying to decide if its a burnt out heating element or a short circuit on the motor windings,hmmm, such an instantaneous trip ,i guess the motor is busted ive changed my mind, its a loose neutral connection(blue wire) at the socket or plug,because it trips the rcd at the board if you just turn it on to stand by,so a loose neutral shows up as earth leakage. but if you turn on by the dial,the machine is trying to operate fully on a loose connection which causes overload, which blows the plug fuse. final answer? yes Chris,final answer...Best answer · 0The machine has developed a short circuit. It could be a fault in the heater element or the motor or even the selector switch itself.
I have seen one tumble dryer that had been badly assembled and had an internal wire running acrss the top of the drum. This eventually wore away the insulation and it shorted out every time.
The only way you'll find out what's happening is to disconnect the machine then take the back and top off and have a look. Signs of scorching and burning around one of the internal components will give you a clue as to where the fault lies. It may be quite cheap to fix if you're lucky.0After having my brain over analyze each component in the dryer and rereading everything you said Im going with the motor. It only trips the breaker when you push start, which eliminates the heater element since it has partial voltage on it at all times and would trip the breaker even if it was just plugged in. Any way this is a good guess, but worth having it checked out.0If you're blowing a fuse, it may be due to using a standard fuse. For a dryer circuit, you should use fuses that offer a delayed-trip feature.
If you're blowing a breaker, it could be (not likely but cheap to replace) a faulty breaker.
Safety Warning: Make sure you do NOT increase the amperage of the fuse/breaker. It presents a fire hazard!
If neither of these resolves the issue, you might have a failing heater element or motor.0The same thing has just happened to me as we speak. My husband had fitted a 3amp instead of a 13amp fuse when he extended the lead, and the dryer stopped working, so check your fuses.0That kept happening in my old house and it turned out to be an over the sink light fixture inthe bathroom that was not even being used, but it had a short in it so it kept causing the fuses to blow.0Is the plug wired correctly and is the flex in good condition?1the problem is you heating element it needs replacing go to your local dealer you will need an electrician to replace it or a good diy er1The fuse in the plug isn't big enough.0short circuit . unplug dismantle test for continuity using a multimeter0
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Our tumble dryer (9 months old) lives in the shed and has been working fine. Last week put a load on to dry and came inside. Few minutes laster ds2 appeared from the basement saying the power had gone - checked fuse box and shed & basement(on the same ring) had tripped.