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I just recently purchased a house which came with a washer and dryer the previous owner's left behind. I was doing a load of wash and when I used the dryer it ran for maybe 10 minutes and tripped the circuit breaker and shut off. Once I reset the breaker the dryer started up fine, but a few minutes later it did the same thing.
I first thought it might be a problem with the electrical, because we had the previous owner replace the breaker box and all the breakers due to the old one being defective. However, I tried running the dryer with no clothes inside and it seemed to run just fine, not tripping the breaker once. This leads me to believe it's a problem with the dryer.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? Just basically want to know if my first call should be to an appliance repairman or an electrician.