I moved and the dryer worked before and now it dosn't
All that I did was put a new power cord on. The home depot guy said the red an black don't matter but the white goes in the middle. Which is what I did and cut the strap from the ground to the white wire then attached the green wire to ground. I had a three wirebefore and I had to install a four wire one to fit the plug. The dryer worked the first time and now dosn't heat (everything else works,but the important part) Do you have any ideas I would really appriciate it.
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I am not sure what bracket you are talking about. The normal setup is the electric cord goes through a metal connector and connects up to a terminal block. I think the bracket you are talking about may be the connector where the wire enters the washer. If this is the case you will need a new connector and a new power cord. If you go to a store like Lowe's or Home Depot and go to the electric dept just tell the salesman what you are trying to do and he will show you the parts you need. I also think the origination connector was to tight and movement of the washer caused it to cut into the wire causing it to short out and trip the breaker.
If you installed the power cord I am guessing this is a 240 volt electric dryer. Electric dryer terminal blocks have 3 screws in a straight line. The center is neutral with a hot line on each side. The hot lines don't matter which is on the right or left. Now if you have the big flat power cord, the 3 wires are already in line for you. the center is neutral and the 2 hot lines are on the outsides. Install all wire in a straight line. If you have a big round power cord it may have 4 wires inside that are usually color coded. White is Neutral (center screw). green is a secondary ground and can be attached to any screw going into the dryer body. That should leave 2 more wires--red and black, These are your hot lines. put one color on each side of the neutral screw. Doesn't matter if red is on right and black on left side or if you reverse those 2 colors. It should still work properly.
The two wires on either side of the power cord are your HOT leads. They are the voltage carrying conductors. These two wires will connect to the terminal block on the RED and BLACK wires. The middle wire is NEUTRAL and goes to the WHITE wire at the terminal block. Now...with a 3-wire configuration you will need to connect a grounding strap to the neutral wire and ground it to the grounding lug of the appliance. The following link explains:
The main difference between 3 and 4 wire configuration is how the neutral and ground wires are installed. In a four wire configuration these two are independent of each other. In a 3 wire configuration ground and neutral are connected together.
If you have any questions about this repair, please ask me. I hope this helps you.
Read through the link provided, and make sure you have the power cord wired correctly at the terminal block in the back of the dryer. NOTE: If this is a new installation, you are required to be using a four-prong outlet with 4-prong power cord. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps solve your problem.
Based on your description, you already identified the problem as being a bad power cord. There is a high probability that the place where that cord is wired into the back of your dryer that the terminals worked themselves loose. Loose terminals become resistive and do not allow adequate current flow to maintain dryer temp so more current is required and that additional current will cause the insulation to melt on your power cord. I suggest you do the following. First off, unplug that cord from the wall recpetacle. Determine if you have a 3 prong or 4 prong plug. Go to a local home goods store like Home Depot or Lowes to get a replacement cord set that matches the one you have.. ( probably cost between $10 - $15 ) Once you have the right cord.. pull the dryer out and away from the wall.. Locate the feedthru on the back of the dryer rear panel.. ( that is where the cord goes into the dryer) and usually has some kind of cable clamp to keep the cord from being yanked out of the dryer.
Loosen the cable clamp and then look for an access panel where the wires physically get tied into the dryer. Once you have the cover removed, you should see a terminal block with 3 or 4 positions and color coded ( red/ white/ black and or green.. ) the Green is a ground wire and may be secured to a frame stud and not on the terminal block. Unscrew the wires from the old cord and reinstall the new cord in its place. Make sure you match the colors correctly ( red to red, white to white,black to black and green to green if it has a green position of green to a frame screw.) Make sure these wire terminations are reasonably tight. Once together, put the cover back over the terminal block and make sure the cable clamp is snug. Then plug it in and run it.. Your problem should be resolved.
Let me know if you have any questions with this...
What you should get is a new 4 wire cord. It is way less complicated than trying to change out the wall receptacle. On a 4 wire dryer cord you have White(common) in the middle. Red and Black are hot and go on either side of white. If you really want to make it look good you can put red to red on the terminal and black to black but you don't have to. Some dryers may not have those color hot wires. Green hooks to the chassis with a green screw or any screw connected directly to the frame.