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Electric dryers typically are 220 volts and need a 30 amp, 2-pole circuit breaker. A 15 amp breaker would quickly trip if overloaded with a dryer. You may need a wiring upgrade (to 10 gauge) and a new 2-pole breaker for 30 Amps. You should also not be using two separate breakers for one 220 volt circuit; they should be either one unit or two that have their handles mechanically connected together. Hire an electrician.

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Q: Why would a new dryer on 2 15A breakers keep tripping one after 30 or 40 minutes?
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Can you convert an electric dryer to a gas dryer?

I guess you technically could but it would be much, much cheaper to just buy a gas fired dryer.

How many breakers in a 60 amp service panel?

That would depend on the Amp rating of each breaker. If the circuits being run into the panel only require 15 amp breakers then you would have a total of 4. However if you are running larger circuits requiring 30 Amp breakers then you would only have 2 total. So as you can see there are many variables involved in providing an accurate answer to this question.

Are cutler hammer breakers interchangeable with American switch breakers?

Your circuit box should have a label on the door listing compatable breakers. For instance, my American Switch 200 amp panel lists what American Switch breakers are usable on that particular panel, and then it goes on to list other manufacturers whose breakers will work in the panel. Mine can use Frank Adam Type A, FA-D, QP & QPH, Bryant Type BR-D and BD breakers as well as Westinghouse Type QP and Q. I am not sure that I would go with the adage that if it fits use it. Check your Panel Box for the tag listing compatible breakers.

Can you convert a gas dryer to an electric dryer?

Sorry to say, a conversion like this would not be either cost effective nor practical. They are very different, you are talking about electric elements versus actual flames. There are venting and fire safety issues to consider. You may have heard of dryer conversion kits or of others that have converted a dryer. If you have, what they are referring to is converting a natural gas dryer to a propane dryer or a propane dryerto anatural gas dryer. This is a relatively simple process unlike what a conversion of gas to electric or vice versa would consist of.Two options:Sell the gas dryer and use whatever proceeds it makes towards the purchase of a new electric dryer.If there is gas anywhere in the house, contact a licensed plummer and get an estimate to run a gas line to the dryer location.

How do you convert a gas dryer hookup to an electric dryer hookup?

Very carefully, of course. You need to calculate the power in watts in the gas, then get an electric heater with a blower that produces the same power. Since gas is cheaper than electricity why would you want to do this? <<>> You can not convert a gas dryer to an electrical dryer. These are two different pieces of equipment and the internal workings of the dryers are not even close in comparison. If you are thinking of changing to electricity from a gas dryer, it will cost you more money to run the electric dryer. The electric dryer will need a new supply breaker directly from the service distribution panel to the new electric dryer's location.30 amp breaker, 3C #10 wire and a dryer receptacle have to be installed. You will have to get a gas fitter in to terminate your existing gas line that goes to the existing dryer as that is not a homeowner's DIY. Best advice, stick with the gas dryer.

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Why would a dryer in Canada run off of 2 single pole 15 A breakers without tripping and dry clothes perfectly?

My mistake. They are single pole 30 amp breakers. Probably should replace with a double pole. Sorry for any incovenience to this forum. d

How long do you have to sit under the dryer?

It depends on what kind of hair style you have as well as the type of dryer. I would guess 3-5 minutes.

When would you need to use westinghouse circuit breakers?

You need these types of circuit breakers when using 240 volt power rather than 120 volt. Large appliances such as a dryer require these larger circuit breakers. Other appliances such as stoves and some water heaters also require them.

When your sexual partner is tripping acid is it possible for the partner not tripping to catch a small trip from the the tripping after intercourse?

The only way would be a blood to blood transfer.

Would a shirt dry in 32 minutes?

In a dryer or outside in wind, Yes. I think it should. Unless you like dunked it in water!

What would cause a breaker to keep tripping?

A breaker will keep tripping until the fault that caused it to trip is corrected. That's what it is designed to do. There's either a circuit overload or a short circuit. How fast the breaker trips can indicate how overloaded it is. If you are very close to the rating of the breaker you can actually trip it over time. If you are definitely over the breaker will usually trip instantly. If there is a short circuit you can usually tell that by how violently the breaker trips. If you have conduit you can hear the wires banging around in the pipe. A frequently tripping breaker may also be faulty and need to be replaced - breakers are designed to fail by tripping prematurely rather than by not tripping at all, as this is much safer. This is very often the case for breakers that trip at seemingly random intervals, often when very little load is being drawn.

Would a bad millivolt thermopile allow the burner to light and the burner go out after several minutes?

I don't believe so. Most likely you are tripping a limit switch.

How do you convert from electric clothes dryer to gas clothes dryer?

The only practical way to do that would be to sell the electric clothes dryer and use the proceeds toward purchase of a gas dryer. Even if it was possible to convert the dryer the cost would be prohibitive versus a new dryer. If you mean converting the building, then you would need to have natural gas plumbing installed, and you would need an outlet that matches the voltage of the new dryer.

How would you be able to change the trip of a circuit breaker?

Small size home breakers have a fixed setting and can not be adjusted. Three phase moulded case breakers have adjustable trip settings on the load side of the breaker. These overloads can be set for motor inrush to stop the breaker from needless tripping and yet still protect the other equipment down stream from the breaker.

Why is your surge protector tripping?

If it is tripping with nothing plugged into it, it might be shot or look for a RESET button. If it does not have one, I would not use it any more.

Will a dryer repair be cheaper than buying a new dryer?

In my opinion buying a new dryer would be cheaper because there is a lesser chance that it would break down on you as opposed to investing to fix a dryer that you know may not be reliable.

Can you give your hamster dryer lint?

It would be best not to. Dryer lint is full of chemicals and soap, it just would not be safe.

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