Question about Dryers
3 wire cord with three wire receptacle... the dryer housing heats up with the dryer NOT running...the cycle dial is in the on position but the dryer is not loaded with clothes or running and the entire housing gets hot...is the four wire set-up the cure for this problem....OR......????
If the dryer is gas then a 110 ac volt plug is sufficient. If it is an electric dryer than it would be 220 ac volt wich is a four prong plug, a common with a L1 L2 and ground. If it is in the USA (im in canada) they may if memory serves use common for ground. what ever the drier plug was when first manufactured is what you want to use. It sounds like there is a short to ground (common/nuetral) from the element. when the timer is in the on possition power from one side of the circuit is present. when you start the drier with the start switch it provides contact to the other side of the circuit. check the element and that should be your problem.
Posted on Sep 26, 2007
I am not sure how old this Post is as there is no date. Anyway here goes this is what I found wrong with my Kenmore Dryer 110 64112200 would not heat correctly and we quit using it. The Motor Your Dryer uses is the same as mine on http://www.repairclinic.com/vw... all these different forums and sites say You need a motor. Alternating Current Squirrel cage motors are very robust and unless locked up or a open wire coil they work, now that being said the Bottom wire on My motor plug is Red and is connecting L1 and L2 to turn on the Heating Element when the Centrifugal Motor switch is Released because the motor is up to Speed (Turning the Drum) I removed the Motor and opened the black Plug on the Motor the Switchable Contacts inside for the Heater element on the Bottom were fused together. This Condition caused my Heater Element to come on As Soon As I Plugged the Dryer in, caused the timer to tick and it also caused the motor to hum upon pushing the start Button and me having to help the motor start (Spin the Drum By Hand). The Motor would let the Drum stop as soon as the you put any clothes in the drum. The Reason is because since the Red Heater Element Wire Contacts were Welded together in the Motor Plug, when the Centrifugal switch on the motor shaft would release the switch it could not close the contacts for the Motor START Capacitor (the reason that the motors Hums, it can't start). Without the Start Capacitor the AC Motor can not start so it just hums unless you help it. Now also since I Broke the Fused contacts apart again the Motor can start and I Can not stop the Drum Motor Works Fine and the Heater element works Fine. Just some Information the Motor Centrifugal (Fly Weights) Switch is a Double Gang Switch so the motor can start, come up to speed and at the same time Close the Heater Element circuit. Hope this helps Somebody.
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
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