Dryer issues.


Dryer issues.

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Dryer will not work on it’s own, but does work. Breaker was not tripped. I reset the breaker a couple time and dryer finally worked for 1 day. Then stopped. No longer works with breaker in the on position. When I hold the breaker between off and on manually it works. In the center position. Which I know is bad for breaker. But since it only works in the held center position, does that mean the breaker is bad? Or that the black outlet box the dryer is plugged into needs replaced? It’s odd that it gets connection when breaker is in the middle but not the on position, and the breaker does not trip , at all.
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Good afternoon! This is a duplicate post so if you could please reply to the other, we will be happy to assist. This one will be closed. Thanks! 

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A lot of times this issue will happen if there is a direct short in the dryer. Electric dryers have heating elements that have 240 volts powering them therefore creating the amount of heat required to dry your clothes. Over time, dryer heating elements, the coils especially become brittle and may break and end up touching the heating element housing causing this exact issue you described. if you have any of the following heating elements you can visually check the coils to see if this has happened ;
Whirlpool, Roper, Kitchenaid, Kenmore -  279838 https://www.speedyapplianceparts.com/replacement-whirlpool-279838-dryer-heating-element/
LG - 5301EL1001A - https://www.swiftyapplianceparts.com/lg-5301el1001a-dryer-heater-assembly-replacement/

Frigidaire, Electrolux, WCI - 134792700  -  https://www.thriftyapplianceparts.com/134792700-frigidaire-dryer-heating-element-replacement/

Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, Kenmore, Roper 8544771 - https://www.appliancezone.net/8544771-whirlpool-dryer-heating-element-replacement/














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