Home Improvement

Why does my tumble dryer keep blowing the fuse?

Your tumble dryer causing a fuse to blow or an RDC to trip suggests there is either an issue with the power socket or the appliance itself. Firstly, we would recommend checking that the appliance is connected correctly. Ensure that a washing machine and a tumble dryer are not connected on the same fuse circuit.

How do you fix a dryer that keeps tripping the breaker?

Dryer Keeps Tripping Breaker? Here’s What to Do

  1. Check the Heating Element.
  2. Check the Heating Element Assembly.
  3. Check the Drive Motor.
  4. Check the Terminal Block.
  5. Replace the Circuit Breaker.

Why does my dryer keep tripping the RCD?

When an RCD circuit breaker trips or a fuse blows when you switch the appliance on or off, this is usually caused by leakage to ground or a short-circuit. The problem can be caused by incorrect connection of the appliance. Plug in the appliance somewhere else.

How do I know if my dryer breaker is bad?

Key Indicators to Tell if You Have a Bad Circuit Breaker

  1. Breaker Doesn’t Stay in “Reset” Mode. It is possible the breaker is short-circuiting, but call an electrical professional to check it out. …
  2. Burning smell. …
  3. Hot to the touch. …
  4. Visible damage to the box or outlets. …
  5. Breaker trips frequently. …
  6. Old Age.

What size breaker do I need for a dryer?


Most residential dryers require a 30-amp circuit breaker.

Why does my dryer keep tripping the breaker after 10 minutes?

If the breaker trips and the dryer is drawing less amperage than the breaker is rated for then it is an electrical problem. A short most likely will trip the breaker immediately and not after 10 minutes. It is possible the element or gas coils shor out after 5 to 10 minutes but not likely.

What fuse does a tumble dryer need?

13 Amp fuse

The tumble dryer will have a 13 Amp fuse in the plug that’s plugged into this sockets, connected via this approx 3 feet of mains cable to another plug with a 13 Amp fuse, and plugged into a ring main power sockets.

How many amps is a tumble dryer?

Ratings of commonly used household appliances

Domestic Portable Appliance Amps Used Watts Used
Tumble dryer (condenser or vented) 11.0 2500
Tumble dryer (Heat Pump) 3.5 800
Dishwasher 10.0 2200
Iron 13 3000