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I have had my whirlpool dryer about 4yrs + (geq9800pw2) has always worked fine. Last week it started tripping ckt breaker toward the end of drying cycle. As of this morning, it blows ckt breaker immediatly. When I unplug dryer from wall and reset ckt breaker in power panel, it resets fine. Plug in dryer and it trips immediatly. Try to reset with dryer plugged in, trips immediatly. Pulled cover off power panel, ckt breaker looks fine. Did notice though that my oven and a/c ckt breakers were also tripped. Reset them and no problems there, seem to work fine. Any ideas? I'm starting to wonder if I'm chasing a dryer problem or a electrical wiring problem. Your advice would greatly be appreciated. I'm unemployed and could sure use a break.

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Leave off the oven and a/c breakers and plug dryer and reset the breaker. if not tripping occurs then one at a time trip back the oven first. if no trip then trip off again and trip the a/c. if no trip then trip the oven back. if trip you may have a wire problem. if dryer trip any way then possibly you have a short in dryer. check the heating element wires,power cord at the dryer side(terminal block).

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