When I, or my Wife start the dryer, it runs for about 10 minutes and then it trips the top half of a 30 amp double sided breaker, (I'm not sure the correct term for this breaker so I feel I should describe it to you).
It is two breakers, one on top of the other with four throw switches. Of the four throw switches, the two in the middle are 50 amp and are for the Range.
The switch on the top and on the bottom are 30 amp and are for the dryer.
Both sets of switches are joined together by a steel bar so they must be reset or trip together.
When the 30 amp dryer breaker trips, it is only the top portion that actually trips.
My question is, is there a problem with the dryer causing the breaker to trip, (the ***** Kenmore dryer is only about 3 1/2 years old), or is the problem with the breaker, which is 20 years old.
I'd appreciate any help.
[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited September 29, 2002).]