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Bad 220? I have been having problems with my 220 volt Dryer. There is 220 across both legs and 110 to the ground from each leg, checked at breaker, rec., and dryer. Dryer works fine at neighbors house.

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  • kellervincen Mar 09, 2009

    Not doing anything

  • kellervincen Mar 09, 2009

    I just checked the dryer again and it works at the neighbors house, I believe there might be a problem with the service panel, also noticed the heat pump is not blowing the air as hard as it used to be. I am wondering if the voltage or amps are being restricted somehow. Again there is 220 at the terminal block.

  • kellervincen Mar 10, 2009

    All is tight, I have a service dis-connect and four wires from that into the service panel, my 3 wire set-up from the dryer the ground is on the ground pole not neutral, in the service disconnect box the neutral and ground come together by the green screw. also I have two different ground rods in the ground.


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What is your problem? Not drying? Not heating? Not running?

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    steve Mar 09, 2009

    Check the internal wiring just past the terminal block where the cord is.

    Are they OK?

    Check the door switch for continuity.

    Check the thermal switch/fuse located on the dryer heating element canister behind the drum.

    Check the belt. If broken replace the belt. These dryers have a motor switch activated by a properly routed belt.

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    steve Mar 10, 2009

    Your neutral wire at the circuit panel and or each outlet is loose.

    Repair the neutral wire and you will fix your problem.

    Double check the ground wire at each outlet also.

  • steve
    steve Mar 10, 2009

    If your heat pump and dryer both are not working correctly call the utility company.

    Thje problem is on their side.


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