Question about Dryers
Just moved dryer into a apt and had to replace power Pig tail to a 3 prong type from a 4 prong. all functions seem to work EXCEPT no heat. Any Thoughts would be appreciated please.
Is the circuit breaker a duel bullet type fuse (2) in the case for the 220 line? Try changing them and see what happens.
Posted on Apr 07, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dryer not working
Assuming the problem is associated with you changing the cord, it sounds like you have a wire crossed on the power cord. Double check how you have the cord installed first. If that is correct check your power to the dryer. Since you changed the type of cord, I assume you have had outlet replaced or have just moved to new house. If you have a fuse box instead of a breaker box, check your fuses. It takes two fuses for the dryer. If one of them blows, the motor will run but you wont get heat. The motor runs on 120 but it needs 240 for the element. I can't count how many people have bought a new dryer just to find out they only had a house fuse blown and nothing was wrong with their old dryer. If you have had wall outlet changed there could be a wire crossed in it.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
SOURCE: i have a 4 prong pigtail
Here is what I believe you have.
The 3 prong plug on your dryer is configured with 2 lines of power and 1 ground. The 4 prong receptical is 2 lines of power, 1 neutral, and 1 ground.
You will have to turn off the breaker to see how the receptical is wired by pulling it out and looking at it. You can then buy a 4 prong plug to match it and only wire up the 3 prongs you need for your dryer and leave the 4th prong empty.
Good Luck and hope this helps
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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