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My Triton XL DW is causing my circuit breaker to be thrown.

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My Triton XL DW is causing my circuit breaker to be thrown. I've checked for a short in the power cord and did not find anything. What could it be?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

If you did not include a model # XXXXX your question please do on you second reply if possible,this helps us serve you faster.


if the heater is shorted this can happen , do you have a full model # ?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Model# XXXXX
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok the first thing to check is the heating element inside,

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does it look burned anywhere?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

no just a little surface rust.


Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
do you have a volt meter and know how to check continuity?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

i have one but never really learned how to use it.


Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
well, you really have to know how to use it so we don't make a bad diagnoses on this you have a short somewhere in the wiring, this can be very difficult to trace. using a meter is the only way, you may need to call a tech to trace it, sorry, thanks Bryan
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