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justmetag

Frigidaire Dryer

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Our Fridigaire Dryer Model FDE546RES1 popped the breaker while running...I unplugged it and reset the breaker...had power to light up the drum light, but wouldn't start.  Then it popped the breaker again, I unplugged again and reset.  When I plugged it back in, it sent off a blue spark from the plug.  Is there a fuse in the dryer itself  that might be blown? Or is it the plug on the wall, or perhaps the cord?

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Does it pop the breaker in the air fluff cycle as well? 

Does the dryer cord fit snugly into the outlet?

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After the first time it popped the breaker...it wouldn't turn on anymore...but the drum light was working (when I reset the breaker.)  The cord fits very snugly..we've had this dryer in this house for a little over 2 years.

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We plugged the dryer back in, and there is power because the drum light is on.  With the setting on  Air Fluff..I turned the knob from off and it pops the breaker immediately...don't even get a chance to set it and push start button.

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[user=458]justmetag[/user] wrote:

Our Fridigaire Dryer Model FDE546RES1 popped the breaker while running...I unplugged it and reset the breaker...had power to light up the drum light, but wouldn't start.  Then it popped the breaker again, I unplugged again and reset.  When I plugged it back in, it sent off a blue spark from the plug.  Is there a fuse in the dryer itself  that might be blown? Or is it the plug on the wall, or perhaps the cord?

I have the same exact problem, but with my Maytag dryer, Model #DE 303.

It flipped the breaker while running.  I reset the breaker and tried to start it.  There was a blue flash and loud pop :shock:, and it flipped the breaker again.  Is it dead? 

I just replaced the belt and blower fan on it (thank you for your help with that!) so I'd like to revive it if possible.

Also, I just had the house electric system upgraded from 60 amps to 200, but the wiring was NOT redone.  Could that have overloaded it?

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Both of you in here that is popping the breakers with blue flashes, need to take these dryers apart and get a visual on where and what has a direct short, might see some burnt areas where the fault is happening..I would be un-plugging these until this is resolved.  Anything that is shorted would usually show some black /melted evidence and some pitted metal where the short is happening.

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Good advice, Pegi.

Just and Joy, here's some help on dryer disassembly.

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We have purchases a digital electric meter and checked the various componets for the OHM reading, accourding to the device it should read "0" if it has continuity,  The only device that did not red "0" was the timer.  We took the time apart but there was no sign of a "burn". 

 

Does it sound like we are on to something or we are going down a rabbit whole?

 

Thanks

weedhopper

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check the resistance from one of the line (not the neutral or ground) spades on dryer's plug to a bare metal point on the cabinet with your meter set at the highest resistance setting. Should read infinite resistance. If you get something less, there's a short somewhere that you need to track down.

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The piece (SEE ATTACHMENT)had fallen out of its bracket and had touched the motor (on the label).  This caused it to short out the dryer.  I have since put the piece back into the bracket and secured it with electrical tape.  When I put the dryer back together it started up.  However now the dryer will not shut off unless you open the dryer door.

 

Any ideas.

 

Thanks,

Weedhopper.

Dryer.doc

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That is the internal overload for the motor, when this touched the motor might have shorted the timer contacts in the timer...

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Good find! :cool:

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The timer I have installed is new, yet the dryer will not shut off.  could have I connected a wire to the wrong terminal?  I did mark each wire , but I could have made a mistake.

 

Thanks,

James

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