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Dryer not heating enough

Model #ede8406ace was given to me after being in good working order. It was hard wired prior and now I added a three prong plug. There is three poles in the back of the dryer and there is a light blue wire that Looks to be a ground? I connected all wires unsure if they are correct since I did not take them apart and I attached the blue one to the frame. All works, however the dryer gets only warm not hot. Vents are clean. I believe it is a wiring problem and I do not have a schematic.

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  • michaelwelle Oct 13, 2008

    there are three wires loose inside the body of the dryer. Two are white one is the ground. I believe I connected them backward at first and may have blown a thermo. fuse. Thus it is very possible I am wired correctly now yet the the low heat exists due to the initial incorrect wiring?

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If you have a three wire cord the middle wire on the cord always goes to the middle nut on the terminal block,the other two wires it does'nt matter you just out one on each side of the terminal block,you should have a green ground wire mounted to the case,this is how you install a three wire cord,if four wire it's the same but you have an extra green ground wire that also goes to thre case,let me know more-mike

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  • MIKE major Oct 13, 2008

    if you blow the thermo fuse on the heater box you will get no heat at all,if you blow the main fuse nothing will work,do you have any wires going into the terminal block?the green wire is the ground,most all dryers have a black wire,white wire red wire on the block in that order,white is always in the middle,let me know how you do- mike

  • MIKE major Oct 13, 2008

    why did'nt you get back to me before rating me?mike

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