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I hooked 10 gauge wires to a receptacle and wired the two hot leads to two 20 amp breakers i wired the white wire to a neutral pole inside the breaker box and the copper to a ground pole. one of the 20 amp breakers sparked and kicked off. i replaced the two breakers with a double 30 amp breaker and now i have no power to the dryer the double 30 amp breaker kicked off
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I will try this again i don't think i posted it properly.
On the power cord where it connectes to the dryer make sure the red and black wire goes to the outside screws (L1& L2) the white goes in the middle and the green goes to the dryer cabinet.
If you have the red or black going to the middle one it will trip the breaker.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
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