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I moved my Cabrio electric dryer to another room. A new outlet was installed in the new room. When first plugged in, the dryer runs and tumbles but will not generate heat. Suggestions?

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Your electric dryer uses110vac to run the motor which makes the drum turn. It uses 220vac to run the heating elements. I'll assume you had a qualified electrician add the new outlet. If not, I'm betting whoever did the install used the same electrical phase for both 110 sides of the plug. You can't use an electrical tester to test this as both sides will read the same. Manually trip the breaker (should be a double breaker) and then check the outlet. The wiring to the hot leads should be black on one phase and red on the other. Let me know what you find out

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