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Offline joey102578

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kenmore dryer vent
« on: October 08, 2011, 02:39:13 PM »
I just had a new dryer vent installed in my house and now my dryer keeps tripping the circuit breaker. Could the new vent cause this? The guy used a flexible tube, the kind that stretches out he connected it to a solid 4" vent tube.I think the way he ran it may be causing the dryer to over heat. The flexible tube runs straight up about 6' and then connects the the 4" solid tube that is runs horizontally to the outside. The joint where they connect looks compressed. Any tips thank u?

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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 03:45:25 PM »
Whirlpool has an interesting manual on proper dryer venting. Their is a formula you use. EXHAUSTING DRYER
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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 04:08:33 PM »
If it's not a gas dryer (don't want to exhaust a gas dryer in the house) and you don't mind a little extra heat and humidity in the house try running the dryer without the vent connected to the dryer and see if it still trips the breaker.

What is the model number of your dryer?

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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 01:25:50 PM »
I took the vent off and the dryer ran and did not trip the breaker.

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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 02:02:55 PM »
I took the vent off and the dryer ran and did not trip the breaker.

That's odd. I have never run into a problem like that.
Sounds like a simple vent installed.

If the dryer itself is not plugged with lint build up around the blower housing and the breaker is ok then I would have to say it's something with the venting.

When the dryer is connected to the vent can you feel it blowing outside?

Model number?

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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 02:20:22 PM »
Im gonna reconnect the vent when I get home from work to see how the flow is. I did notice alot of lint outside on the ground. Ill give the model number then too. I looked at the way the guy ran the tube again and about 2' from the end switch back to the flexible hose. The hose makes an s like curve before exiting. I think the curves are to sharp their right turns.

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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 02:48:49 PM »
The flexible tube is 4" too, right?


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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 03:32:51 PM »
Yes its the cheap stuff that looks metal but is plastic.

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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 06:01:54 PM »
Model # 110.64722400
70 series.  I came home today and found the breaker tripped again and the vent is disconnected.

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Re: kenmore dryer vent
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 07:35:31 PM »
I would unplug the dryer. Then check make sure the connections are tight were the cord connects to the back of the dryer. I would also check the heating element with a ohm meter to make sure it's not shorted to ground.

You could also just have a breaker that is week and needs to be replace.
Could also be a bad connection at the breaker.

 

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