Question about Washing Machines
I bought a used kenmore stackable washer and dryer P/N 145781-000A. I wired an outlet for it in my condo. Since the plug has four prongs I installed a four prong outlet, but there are only three wires coming from the box: two 120v. hot wires and one twisted silver ground. So I wired the two hot wires to the black and red spots on the outlet and the green and white spots to the ground wire. I tested the outlet and there are 250v available to the plug but when I plug it in and turn on the appliance nothing happens. What can I do?
Was the machine working when you bought it? if there's 240 available, then a problem is in the machine NOT your wiring. both motors, the dryer and wash motor may be 240 volts OR 120 volts - a hot leg to ground. the feeder should be a four wire because the white is the neutral and the ground an equipment ground. at the panelbox both the equip gnd and white terminate at the neutral bus.
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
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