Model #MDE5806AYW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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Dryer tripping circuit breaker after 5 minutes Maytag Model MDE5806AYW

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Having a properly working dryer is a necessity. The dryer tripping the circuit breaker can be very frustrating. I found some information for you that I am really hoping will be able to help you. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take two business days for your expert to respond. I do hope that this will help you with the dryer.

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Marc -
February 19, 2013
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Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife.com. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your dryer tripping the circuit breaker. We are here to help. Marc did provide you a good link on this problem. I suspect you have either a weak house circuit breaker or the motor is pulling too much current. Since the breaker trips on fluff, it is not a heater problem. I recommend checking for much current the dryer is pulling using fluff. The dryer amperage pull, should be less than 20 in the fluff setting. If the dryer draws 20 amps or more using the fluff setting, the motor has a problem and it should be replaced. I also recommend replacing the 30 amp house breaker for the dryer. House circuit breaker have a tendency to get weak, after tripping a few times. I hope this helps.

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John H -
Sears Technician
February 20, 2013
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Thank You for Submitting your question to ManageMyLife.com

I understand your frustration when you have put so much money into repairing the dryer and it still doesn't work. Since you already completed the "air-fluff" cycle test. That tells me the short is going to due to a problem with the motor. Since the breaker is tripping, you may have a loose wire that is shorting to metal inside the dryer or you could have a bad drive motor. An overheated motor will turn off as you describe but it will normally need to cool down for a while before it will restart. I recommend that you unplug the dryer and open the cabinet to check the wiring on the motor. If you are able to access the motor and check the wiring, you may be able to find the cause of this problem.

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
February 20, 2013
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