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No power I had a prob with the power company they had a bad ground on the transformer. they fixed it but my dryer quit working I mean no power at all, no display, no lites no nothing

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Re: no power

Check your fuse box on the house. Try resetting it.

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

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Why isn't the dryer heating up? How old is this dryer, and should I call a repair person or buy a new dryer?

I don't go out ant Google peoples machines her. You need to do it, but no heat almost always means a hilimit switch or the element. Both are fairly easy to fix. You need an ohm meter or voltage meter and a battery to check a hi limit switch, bit just your eyes to check an element. Gonna have to pull the back panel off either way. Really not hard. If you see that the element is broken, replace it. If element is not broken, test the limit switches by using an ohm meter, or test it using a battery and low voltage light tester and battery to see if the circuit is open or closed. Closed means the switch is bad and just MAYBE another prob but not likely.

Dec 12, 2015 | Dryers

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What dose PF mean

I would check the power to make sure of the polarity, two hots and a ground. Once that checks out ok and still has a problem, check the power cord connections in the dryer, that green wire goes to chasis ground or terminal N, G, and the solid color wires to the line 1 and line 2. If it still trips on PF, then a wiring diagram and tracing the power failure is needed, perhaps a control transformer but its too early to say now. Diagnose.

Feb 04, 2015 | Dryers

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Both our dryer and electric stove are on 220 outlet. Once in a while both will stop working at the same time. Usually happens around once a year, however we are dealing with this twice in one week now. ...

I am not absolutely certain, but I think your problem may be having to do with your electric service into the house!
That means the power company.
We have a neighbor that that happened to, and it was a faulty ground wire out at the pole.
Your 220 service isn't really 220.
It is actually 2 - 110 volt wires going to your dryer and 2 -110 volt wires going to your stove.
On each of those appliances, there is also a separate ground wire.
Your power company may be resistant to being told your problem is theirs, but it is real.
Be blessed.

Mar 25, 2013 | Dryers

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Can I plug GE dryer GTDP250EMWW directly to 220v? the manual says that the power rating of this model is 110/220v.

If the dryer is electric and bought in the United States then you can plug it in. The 110/220 power rating basically means that some parts if the dryer use 110v. All 220v is is 2 110v independent circuits sharing the same common ground.

Sep 06, 2012 | GE Dryers

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My dryer quits working after a period of time, how

You have a motor going bad . Thermostats only control the heat . Replace the motor and that should take care of the problem .

Apr 30, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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Bought LG DLE2532W Dryer it in Canada, need to use it in Europe

For to use it with a 220/ 240vac system,you will need to convert 110vac 60hz/to240vac 50 hertz single phase therfore your transformer should have this rating,also it has to be able to handle up to 3kw or 3000watts in power, maybe just as cheap buying a new drier....

Nov 28, 2009 | LG DLE2532W Electric Dryer

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Light works has power, won't turn dryer quit without warning. light inside drum is on, there is power to the plug. we had electrical problems (one intermittent dead leg from transformer, utility fixed it...

It sounds like the electrical problems fried the dryer motor. While dryer motors typically have some sort of motor protector, which shuts off the motor if it overheats, these devices self-reset.

Make sure the dryer-cord terminal screws are tight where the dryer cord attaches to the unit, typically behind a small steel panel on the back.

While it's remotely possible that a loose/disconnected terminal is to blame, I would bet that the loss-of-phase killed the motor.

If yours has electronic controls of some sort, that could also be an issue. But if your model is just the old timer-knob type, then I would think it's the motor.

Oct 21, 2009 | Kenmore 500 6952 Dryer

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Dryer will not turn on

Hi there. Thanks for your request re dryer prob.
I guess you live in the states, as we do not have Kenmore dryers here in the u/k.
However here are some suggestions.
In am assuming that you have determined the dryer has power to it, if that is o/k , then it could be the door switch not activating, the timer not working the actual switch that you press to start could be faulty, the list is quite long.
I suggest you try the following.
In your browser bar type in -----youtube
Then in the search box type in ------repairing kenmore dryer

This should present you with a list of very comprehensive videos on how to repair and service Kenmore dryers.

I really would deem it a big favour if you would let me know if this link works, as I have not tried it before.

Hope this helps you with your prob, and once again thanks for asking.
Plz rate my comments.

Jan 11, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Maytag Neptune MDE7500AYW - Won't start - Message says "A power failure..

I had the same problem. It turned out a power transformer in the neighborhood had gone bad. I found it by checking power at the receptacles in the house and we weren't getting proper voltage throughout the house. We had enough power in the house to power lights, the TV, coffee maker etc. but not enough for the dryer. I called the power company and they came out to do a check. At first they said there was a wiring problem with the house until all the neighbors started coming over after seeing their vehicle and saying they were having problems. So maybe you aren't getting proper power to the unit.

Good luck. Hope this fixes your problem.

Oct 16, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer won't heat

Hi Aaagh,

First, it is too bad Sears isn't what they used to be when it comes to services and warranties.

Second, if you've had to replace your element twice in five years and I guess you don't want to again, the issue is in an area that is considered rather dangerous to tinker with and complicates your options.

Third, then... do you consider your user skills high enough to mess around with high power energy power transformer circuits? Working around your source problem MAY KILL YOU.

This is where you are having failures. And, as a result and because of the need to drain off the stored energy in the power transformer I can't emphasize enough that it can kill you if you DO NOT know your way safely around these electrical components.

Why is this happening to you? Probably because you have had power brown outs while drying clothing and the transformer circuits has had to compensate and try and try to provide enough energy to keep your element hot that the brown outs have over taxed your dryer power supply and just given up or completely failed.

You may have also had power spikes going to the transformer that have at first created an abnormal burden on the transformer that it has now lost the integrity of its engineered physics and has had a complete failure of a critical component.

Realize, this is only a guess AND you will need a qualified service technician to replace this expensive component.

That said, and re-emphasizing that you must know what you are doing around these components or they will kill you, you may be able to find a replacement part from an appliance parts supplier who may or may not sell it too you based on the same issues of safety I just emphasized. And, your local laws may only allow a licensed electrical contractor to purchase this type of part.

In the end, I believe you need to address why your power in the home is doing this to your dryer and it is probably affecting your other high energy appliances in the home too. It comes down to this:
a.) you may not have enough energy in the circuit feeding your dryer.
b.) the circuit supplying your dryer has another high energy appliance on it such as an electrical water heater which should be on another circuit.
c.) you probably could use a "Whole House Power Surge Protector". The surge protectors are installed, by licensed electrical contractors only, depending on local laws. And, they run around $200. Since they cover all circuits in your home they are generally worth it if power in your neighborhood is weird.

If you have natural gas in your area going for a natural gas dryer will be a better investment in the long run.

Lastly, your homeowners insurance may cover you or have coverage for this high cost damage. You may also be able to change over to energy efficient appliances through your Energy Company as they may have a program for converting appliances to Energy Star qualified. They will usually do a survey for you for free however, but there may be a waiting line to get into their free swap over programs.

Please rate this reply to your problem. Even though this is really bad news I've given you and do not suggest you do this yourself, if it gives you a starting point to proceed in the right direction PLEASE rate this as fixed. I'll be most happy to help you further if you need it. Just click on my user name and then Ask Me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Hoping this has fixed your problem,

May 14, 2008 | Kenmore 62982 Electric Dryer

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