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Neptune dryer hooked up the plug wrong then it started smelling burnt did the transformer burn out ?

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  • almazan24 Sep 30, 2008

    thanks drcool299 but is it fixable are do i need a electrician

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There is no transformer in the dryer, i am guessing you have a 110 v motor and when you hooked the plug wrong, you could have supplied the motor with 220 v that's why you can smell something burnt.

the heater is 220 volts. regular dryer has dual voltage supply. 110 v and 220 volts.

tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

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  • francis rivero Sep 30, 2008

    it is fixable if you know how to replace and test the motor. do some testing first before you buy the parts because if you are not sure, then it would be a waste to replace a working part.

    if you are not sure you can do it, then the best thing is to call a technician.
    please do rate the solution.

    tnx 4 using fixya,

    drcool


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