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what does it mean when the circuit for the bathroom keeps going out while the dryer is running

the laundry room and the bathrooms are on the same breaker but when the dryer is on the breaker keeps shutting off. Is this anything to worry about?

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Asked by togo90210 at 2:02 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Yes, call an electrician.

    Answer by karamille at 2:04 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Dryers need to be on their own separate breaker. Anything else is illegal, because it causes electrical overload--the primary cause of electrical-caused house fires.

    Dryers use 220, and regular single-bank breakers are 110. They need 220 to themselves and if anything else is on the circuit it will overload, period. Until you can have it re-wired, NEVER turn anything on that's on the same breaker. Unplug everything, remove the light bulbs --or stop using the dryer.

    Answer by LindaClement at 2:05 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • You need an updated outlet. It keeps blowing your fuse go to Lowes or HD. and ask them which one to get and how to install

    Answer by nicole2317 at 2:05 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • The breaker is overriding. You need a dedicated circuit for your dryer.

    Answer by SamKJones at 2:42 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • It means it's time to call the electrician.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 3:41 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • If your dryer is plugged into a standard 110 outlet....that's not good.
    Call an electrician. The dryer should be on a dedicated 220 outlet.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:07 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

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