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Just hooked up outlet. Dryer tumbles, wont heat. Have I wired the outlet wrong?

I just hooked up a new dryer outlet. Dryer is brand new. It tumbles but wont heat. Do I have a wire on wrong? 4 wire to 3 prong outlet.

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  • jeffgauntlet May 10, 2009

    I have black and red on the side posts and white in the middle. However, I dont know where to ground the copper wire

  • jeffgauntlet May 10, 2009

    Bingo Maytag 317...the ground wasn't tight. Tightened it up and now its heating. THANK YOU!!!!

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Hi, Did you put red and black wire to the outer posts? White wire ti center and green to ground screw on cabinet? Dry will run on 120V but needs 240V for heat. Make sure there is 240V to the outlet as well.
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    Victor May 10, 2009

    Most machines have a ground post near the terminal block cover on the back of the cabinet. There might be some information in your owners manual to show you where the ground screw is located. If there is none, you should be able to attach it to the screw that holds the terminal block cover on.

    Let me know how ya do.

    Vic

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    Victor May 10, 2009

    YOu are so welcome. I can guess right once in a while...lol.

    Or maybe 25 years in this business paid off.



    Vic

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Are you able to check the outlet for proper AMPS and Volts, etc? Usually if it weren't getting enough electricity it would trip a breaker or something. Did you move the dryer in yourself? Gas? Electric?

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Based on the information provided above, I am unable to provide a positive solution to your issue. Your model number is invalid. I have provided some common solutions to help guide you in your search.


Following this link, http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx, provides valuable D.I.Y. safety information on the make and model number of your appliance. In order to access your product information, you will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual.

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Temperature Switch; make sure a positive heat selection has been made, if still no heat, then check these:



Power from the house
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Power from the house: Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element: Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse: On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring: A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.


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