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I have an older dryer, it will not run and trips the breaker…

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I have an older...

I have an older dryer, it will not run and trips the breaker instantly on re-set.

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your dryer? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Not sure of make and model, came with the house 6 years ago

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I says commercial grade on the front

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I could if it was worth it, but I may just replace it. This seems like a complete ground.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 7 months ago
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My name is Woody.
I`m sorry to hear that your having issues!
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.
Please note it takes time to type and add links so please be patient. Also the site will send you a phone call offer, that is not me.

Can I please have the Full model number of the unit to better assist you ?

Open the dryer door the model /serial tag is on the inner face frame.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
looked there and did not see it, I will look again
Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 7 months ago

whom is the manufacture of the dryer?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It is a MayTag, says Commercial quality on the front, came with the house I six years ago. I recieved a small Arc Flash when I plugged it into the socket. The plug is blackened there is clearly a short circuit to ground.
Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 7 months ago

ok if it is not on the inner face frame then look on the rear control panel of the dryer.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not there either, l looked around the back and did not see anything. The matching washing machine is a LAV3600AWW
Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 7 months ago

the washer does not help !

If the unit is approx 6 years old the model number should be on the inner face frame after you open the door?

And does this dryer have a mechanical timer or is it electronically controlled?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
looks like a mechanical timer that you dial to a setting
Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 7 months ago

ok and do you have a Volt-Ohm meter to be able to do any voltage or resistance testing ?

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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Did I loose you!

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