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Thread: Samsung DV306LEW electric dryer trips breaker

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    Default Samsung DV306LEW electric dryer trips breaker

    Model Number: DV306LEW
    Brand: Samsung
    Age: 6-10 years

    My electric dryer has started tripping the breaker when running a heat cycle. It doesnít trip when on air fluff so it made me think it was the heating assembly. Before changing that, I changed the breaker. The dryer worked for a couple of weeks before starting to trip again. I then replaced the heating assembly and on the first dry attempt it tripped again. I used a multimeter on the power cord both st the outlet and the terminal on the dryer and that all seems fine. I have a clamp on meter which was showing about 26 amps on both lines going to the breaker. However this would drop close to zero or only a few amps at times. Iím assuming this was when the heating coil wasnít running?

    Any help or advice is appreciated. The dryer is about 10 years old so I have no problem replacing it. I just donít want to replace it only to find out it wasnít the dryer.

    Thanks!

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    If I'm following you correctly, on timed dry (about 40 minutes) and air fluff or no heat selected the dryer runs normally and will shut off. If you change the selector to heat the breaker trips immediately. Is that correct?? If it is, disconnect the blue wire from the heater relay on the main control board (tape it off if necessary) and start the machine on timed dry high heat and see if the breaker trips.
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