I recently solved (sort of?) an issue regarding my washer & dryer not getting power. I consider that issue solved, but now I have a new one, possibly what caused the problem before. Now that I have power to my washer & dryer, I did a small test load. Washer did fine, but the dryer tripped the main breaker outside (100A), but none inside. This didn't even happen when I started the dryer, but after 1-3 minutes (closer to 1 I think) it would trip. I have tested that 4 times now and when I have the dryer off, nothing trips - but a couple minutes after starting the dryer, the whole house goes down.
The breaker panel shows no tripped breakers (all firmly on the ON side - I have turned them all off/on just in case as well). The inside main breaker is fine too. The outside breaker however is clearly tripped. I clear it and turn it back on and everything is fine. Both inside and outside are 100A. Dryer is a 2-pole 30A breaker, which I just replaced today after noticing this new problem.
Previous post I had on my initial issue is here. There are lots of pictures of my breaker and some other backstory on this problem.
Edit: Damn. The outside breaker just tripped with the dryer breaker off.
Things I have on/plugged in/on: TV, router/modem, swamp cooler, fridge, water cooler/purifier, water heater, a few lights and a few things plugged in (biggest is my laptop here).
It is in the upper 90s here... could that be affecting something?
7:10pm (15 mins ago) happened again. Did some deduction... When it tripped then, W&D breakers were off. I left everything on the inside on and went to try and reset the outside, but it didn't reset. Went back inside and picked the breakers with only numeric labels (1,2,3,4) and turned those off, and then the outside breaker would finally reset. So by my logic, its one of these four. Next time I'm going to turn these off one at a time when trying to reset the breaker, hopefully that will narrow it down more.