Don't understand this question. If the breaker is on, then the dryer would function normally, if the breaker your are referring to is the one for the dryer. If the breaker is off then no function. A dryer runs on 220.
Usually a double pole 30 amp breaker for and electric dryer.
Yes, you can. Don't forget to also convert the stove BREAKER to a dryer BREAKER (otherwise your dryer can someday fry well before the breaker trips).
The dryer tripped the breaker. Have it repaired. Don't try to use it again. You could cause a fire.
If your breaker box will accept tandom breakers you can remove 4 single pole breakers add 2 tandoms this will empty 2 spaces for your 2 pole 30 amp for the dryer
In North America the most common circuit breaker for a clothes dryer is a two pole 30 amp breaker.
Could be but you could also have a weak breaker that will no longer hold the load of your dryer. That is if your talking about your dryer breaker tripping. If your "main breaker" is tripping you have a different problem. Call an electrician in that case. A plugged up dryer shouldn't be tripping your main
if i have a breaker that has a 120/240v and my dryer has a 240v plug can i change the receptacle to a 240v
I'm guessing you have a 50 amp breaker in the panel that the dryer is connected to? The rating of the breaker is how much it can pull before it trips. Your 30 amp dryer should never draw enough to make it trip. Should the dryer have a dead short, it will still cause the breaker to trip. You can change out the breaker if you really want to, but there really isn't any reason to.+
If you are referring to a cloths dryer, the answer depends on the requirements of the dryer. Most dryers require AWG#10 wire with a 30 amp fuse. If the wiring is AWG#12 then use a 20 amp breaker but never use it on AWG#10 which requires a 30 amp breaker. If you are referring to a hair dryer then yes a 20 amp breaker is fine.
If you're talking about an internal breaker, it's probably the high temperature sensor. If that's the case, your vent or some part of the dryer is probably blocked by dryer lint. If it's an external breaker, such as the circuit breaker in the house, it's an indication that the dryer is drawing more current as it gets hot; possibly a faulty motor or if it's an electric dryer the heating coil could be distorting under the heat (possibly a broken insulator) and it's touching the chassis causing a short to ground.
Single pole 20 amp breaker.
Yes you can, but the dryer will probably trip the breaker when the dryer's heating element comes into the circuit.
Most dryers for clothes require a 30 amp 220 volt breaker.
It takes a finite amount of time to trip a breaker. The short you caused may not have tripped the breaker. If the dryer is no longer working there may be an internal reset that has tripped.
The only reason the dryer breaker will trip is it senses an overload or a short circuit on the circuit. To test this unplug the dryer and see if the breaker will stay latched. If it does then the wiring to the receptacle is not at fault. If you want to delve further into the problem, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the inspection panel at the back of the dryer and check the connections. Sometimes the screw terminals become loose and corroded and cause the dryer to draw more current. To compensate for the higher resistance at the faulty terminals the dryer will try to draw more current that the breaker will allow. If everything looks good after trying both of these things it is time for a repairman to come in and look at the dryer itself, as the fault is probably an internal problem within the dryer body.
A two pole 30 amp breaker is used to connect a three conductor # 10 wire cable to supply voltage for a dryer.
In North America the breaker feeding a clothes dryer is 30 amps.
Yes, with a caveat. The 50A wire and plug is more than heavy enough for the dryer, so there is no problem there. The possible problem is that the dryer is designed to be protected by a 30A breaker. In the event of failure in the dryer, the breaker may not trip as it is oversized. The best solution? Get a small breaker box from a home center and mount a 30A breaker in it. Mount it on the back of the dryer, run the 50A cord into the feed lugs of the box, and connect the dryer feed to the 30A breaker. This way you can plug the dryer into the 50A outlet like you want, and the dryer is protected with a 30A breaker as usual. You can get small breaker boxes or fused disconnects without too much cost. Just make sure the breaker box / disconnect panel is rated to 50A, as you want to feed it off a 50A circuit. As long as the voltage requirement of the dryer matches the voltage of the outlet (which is presumably 240 volts), then yes. The amp rating of the cord and outlet is merely the maximun current (amps) allowed. You're well under that with 24 amps.
30 amp breaker
You will have to install a double pole breaker in the fuse panel and then run new wire (10/3) to the location of the dryer and install the proper plug. You will need a 4 prong plug; the older 3 wire plugs no longer meet code for new work.
An electric dryer will have a plug on it that plugs into the wall. If you can not see a plug go to your electrical distribution panel and look for a two breaker that is marked dryer. Turn this breaker off and you should not be able to start your dryer. If it is a gas dryer you should be able to see a gas pipe going to it. If you have a basement, check for a pipe from down there, it may be fed to the dryer from underneath the floor to the unit
It should be in the main circuit panel. If the dryer was added at some point there may be a separate box just for the dryer either beside the main panel or at the dryer plug. It is not in the dryer itself.
Either the circuit is too small to power the dryer or something else is drawing on the circuit that does not leave enough power to run dryer.
For convenience I install the receptacle just above the backboard of the dryer. This way if the dryer is to be moved out of its location it can be unplugged before the move is started. Sometimes the dryer is located in a confined space and it is hard to reach down to the floor level to unplug the dryer with out becoming an acrobat.