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Changed from 3 prong to 4 prong wont run

When first pluged spark from back of dryer and now it will not run at all

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You wired the plug wrong so that you just shorted out the dryer with 220 volts going where the ground should have been.

Unless you supply more details, as to how you wired the prongs, can't be more specific, but before you even try to use the receptacle to the house wiring, you should get a certified electrician to look at it or you could burn down your house, which is a bit more damage than your fried dryer.

Sorry for the bad news, but the Good News is that you are still alive.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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The sad story for you is this will be a rather expensive lesson - I wont be surprise if the extra voltage has zapped some of the components in your machine.

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the left on the left ,
and the right on the right.

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