I have a sde3606ayw dryer I would like to use but the only nearby electrical source is a 120v/208v three phase panel. Will the dryer run ok on 208 volts? Will it pop a 30 amp breaker?
The nameplate says 120/240v 26amp 5757w 3wire
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Re: Dryer voltage problem
The dryer should work ok on 208 volts. The drying time may be a bit longer than usual since at 208 volts, you will only have 5408 watts of heat. Your bigger problem is your three phase panel. You can hook up one "hot wire" from the dryer to any of the three 3phase wires, and the other "hot wire" from the dryer to either of the two remaining 3phase connections and you will have a good connection to your dryer. However, the third wire from the dryer is a "ground wire" which has no connection in the three phase panel, or at least you didn't say it has one. If you can pull a ground wire from the grounding lug of the service panel feeding your 3phase box, and connect it to the third wire on the dryer, you would have a safe connection.
At 208v, the dryer will pull 26 amps. Be careful and make the right connections.
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hi...since the specification of your new oven is 208v 1-phase and since voltage rating on your receptacle or outlet s only 120v..it would be advisable for you to purchase an INVERTER, it is a step-up transformer that converts 120v to 220 v..in that way you can supply your oven according to its specification..thanks..
Most Baxter BXA ovens have separate power supplies, usually 120v for the controls and lights, a 120v output on a circuit breaker for the roof fan, and a 208VAC 3 phase supply for your convection motor. Older Baxter ovens may have a 3 phase service disconnect inside the electrical/burner compartment, if I recall correctly the BXA models do not and the only way to shut it off is via the 3 pole breaker at the service panel.
First of all I would assume you don't have three phase. Three phase is defined as 208v, 120/240, 240/480 or straight 480v and is used commercially.
Most likely you have a single phase service coming into your house unless you have an elevator or something that would require 3 phase.
A single phase service consist of 2 - 120v legs = 240v and one neutral, if you put a meter across both 120v legs you'll get around 240v and if you place your meter across one leg and your neutral you'll get 120v (not exact but in the range of 124v) Your range will have usually three connectors, red, black and white. So if you run #6 3c with ground, you will have red, black, white and green (its either green or bare). Connect the colors accordingly. You could even have a range that would work off what they call range cable it's legal in most states, which consist of 2 black wires incased in a bare neutral strand and wraped in usually gray insulation, electrical codes vary state to state county to county. The range should have a manual that would tell you what the rating of the electric stove is, such as 40 or 50 amps. 40amp is commonly #8 wire and 50amp is usually #6. I recommend site unseen in using the #6 wire.
1. Why not buy a phase loss monitor that monitors all 3 legs. 208v 3ph is 115-120V to neutral. If you're using two 120V relays you'd only be monitoring 2 legs of the 3 phase. Using relays can be risky, as sometimes when you loose one phase you'll still pick up voltage through your load. If your set on using relays use 2-208V relays. Connect one to phase A+B and the other to B+A and then wire two of the normally open contacts in series and put that in your circuit with your pressure switch. I'f you're using 208V for control voltage, then you need to take L2 to the oveloads and then to the coil. L1 would go to your pressure switch, and the return from the pressure switch would go to the other side of your coil. You could add your phase loss protection here.
I would say it could be one of two things. The heating elements could be bad, not likely though as the were working when the dryer was reset. You may want to try changing your circuit breaker, as your heating elements work off of the 2 phase 240 voltage while everything else in the dryer works off 120V. Check the voltage on each phase of the breaker in your electric panel see if your putting out the full 110-120V per phase.
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....
Your dryer is electric. This means it needs 2 electrical phases (hot wires) and one neutral to wor. If you measure 110v across 2 phases - one of them is out. Unplug the dryer. Find the double breaker for your dryer on the breaker panel. Pull breaker to the off position hard (do not overdo it,as you can pull the breaker out), and then back to on position. Check voltage between the two phases, it should read 220-240v. Check the voltage between each phase and the neutral (middle prong), should read 110-120v. If you don't get these readings - call electrician. If you get the proper voltage, plug the dryer back in. If it does not work - Dryer needs repair. Likely a thermal fuse is blown or problem with power wiring inside.
DO NOT CHANGE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD.
you can't change the power supply cord.
the cord came with the dryer is 240v. the three prong is 120v. the dryer will burn up. if you change the power cord without changing the regulator , motor, and the heating element.
you need to get a electrician to run a 240v double breaker from the panel to the dryer.
it would be simpler and cheaper to get a new dryer
most of the world uses a single phase 240v 50hz system, your dryer is designed to run on a 2phase 120v 90degree system.
the common statement that high voltage items like dryers use 220-240v is not strictly true, instead they run off both 120v phases of the 2phase system.
A transformer to produce a 2phase 90degree 120v 20A secondary from a 240v single phase source is expensive and very large.
It would be cheaper by far, to sell the dryer, and replace it with the equivalent model built for 240v single phase, than to buy the transformer and ship the dryer.