Re: dryer issues
I had a similar issue a while back. The dryer worked fine for about a year, then would trip the breaker. I gave the dryer a thorough going-over and cleaning; didn't find any problems. The breaker kept tripping. I replaced the breaker (with one of the same rating) and haven't had any more issues.
If possible, replace the dryer vent with "hard pipe" -- that is, with solid (not flexible) metal dryer vent pipe. It will reduce the risk of fire and make the dryer more efficient. The flexible pipe creates a lot of turbulence that slows down airflow and reduces the dryer's efficiency.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.