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It may be as simple as checking your lint filter.
If you use fabric softeners sheets, they tend to clog the lint filter holes. Washing it with soap and water will restore it back to normal and will allow the circulation that the dryer needs to properly dry your clothes.

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How can i hot wire my dryer so it will get hot


I would not recommend "hot wiring" your heating element, you could cause a fire. There are safety components in the dryer that will keep the element from coming on or getting too hot. First thing I would check is to make sure that your exhaust line is clear, one of the first killers to proper heating is lack of air flow. If the exhaust line is clear than I would look at the thermostats for your dryer. Depending on the model there could be anywhere from two to four different thermostats and frequently there is also a thermal link that if it goes bad the heat will not come on. Hope this helps and please do not try to hot wire your heating element!

Mar 18, 2014 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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I have a 3 wire cord green,black,and white which wire goes where on the female end


Going by your colors, the black is always the hot wire.
Think of something that has burned black.
The white wire and the green wires are grounded.
However, I hope you have a very small dryer, because the 95 % of the dryers in the US, you need 2 hot wires, not one.
There is such a thing as a 110 volt dryer, but they are rare.
A 110 volt dryer would take an electric cord as you have described.
Be blessed.

Apr 11, 2013 | Dryers

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Can u help me please we're do the brown grey and white with pink line wires go


Four-Wire: Green

The green wire is the ground wire, and it is the difference between a three-wire and a four-wire cord. (In the three-wire system, the ground wire and the neutral wire are the same.) The green wire connects to the dryer frame. Look at the cord-connection terminals on the back of the dryer. Very close by, you should see a screw sticking out of the metal panel. It will be labeled "external ground connector" or something similar. Connect the green wire to that screw.

Four-Wire: Black

Most appliances in your house run on 120 volts of electricity, some on 240 volts. The dryer needs both--240 volts to run the drum and heating element, and 120 volts to run the timer, thermostat and other components. For this reason, the dryer cord has two live or "hot" wires--one black, one red--rather than a single hot wire. The dryer draws 120 volts from each hot wire to get the 240 volts it needs for the heavy work, then pairs one hot wire with the neutral wire for the 120 volts to run the smaller functions. Look again at the connection terminals on the back of the dryer. There should be three screws in a horizontal row. Connect the black hot wire to the terminal on the left.

Four-Wire: Red

Connect the other hot wire, the red wire, to the terminal on the right. (In truth, you could connect either hot wire to either hot terminal, but it's standard procedure to put the black on the left and the red on the right, so do so.)

Four-Wire: White

The white is the neutral wire, and it connects to the center terminal. There may be a metal strap attached to this terminal. That's a ground strap. When a three-wire cord is attached, it serves the same function as the ground screw mentioned above.

Three-Wire: Gray

If you have a three-wire cord, then all three wires will be gray. They're arranged side-by-side with the hot wires on the outside and the neutral wire in the middle. Attach the hot wires to the left and right terminals and the neutral wire to the center terminal. Make sure the ground strap is attached to the center terminal.

Nov 20, 2012 | Dryers

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The dryer is turning, but it isnt getting hot. I put a new cord on it!


Is this dryer electric or gas heated...if electric...did you wire it properly...electric dryers use 220 VAC and have a very large plug on them...usually there is a black, red. white, and green wire...the white is neutral, the green is ground and the red,black are the L1 and L2 hot leads...these need to be wired to the 2 hot terminals in order for the dryer to function properly

Dec 30, 2010 | Roper Dryers

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Four prong cord three prong outlet


Ok this is how you will wire the three prong to the dryer.

You have 2 wires that are gold/brass in color, those are the hot wires.
You have 1 wire that is crome/silver in color, that is the neutral

On back of fryer where you wire it you put the wires on like this right to left Gold/brass hot, silver/nuetral, then the other hot wire.

On back of dryer you will have screws from right to left this color gold/brass, silver/crome, then gold/brass again.

If you do have a 4 wire cord the extra wire is ground and you screw that to the machine body.

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We have moved and the three prong cord now needs to be four prong


Ok here is how to hook up looking at dryer. Left brass screw is hot put red or black wire on. Center screw silver is neutral put white wire on. Right brass is also hot put the red or black wire on which one you have left. The green you ground to the dryer body or you can put with the white wire.

The reason why you have to hot wires is that it is a 240 volt dryer. Each hot wire caries 120 volts. The hot wires are the red and black. The white is a neutral witch is also a ground

I hope this helps. If you have any questions please ask before you rate.

Good Luck And Thank You for the post

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I have an old maytag electric dryer model #DE608 that has a three wire cord. I moved into a new home with a four hole dryer outlet. Can I switch the dryer electrical line from the existing three wire to a...


Dryers come with a wire or metal strap connecting the center "neutral" terminal to the frame of the dryer. When using a four wire power cord, take that wire or strap off the frame. (it can be discarded or better yet, in case this dryer needs to ever be converted back to a three wire cord) connect the frame end of the wire / strap to the center terminal of the power block. Now, Green (ground) wire goes to the dryer frame, White (neutral) goes to the center terminal, and the Red and Black (both "hot") wires go to either outside terminal. (one to each)

Jul 06, 2009 | Dryers

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I have an electric dryer with a cord that has 3 prongs and an outlet that have 4 slots. I brought a new cord but it has four wires white black red and green how do we hool them up


A four wire Delta connected system with center tap consisting of three hot wires and one neutral wire. The voltage between either hot line adjacent to the center tap and neutral is 125Volts maximum. The voltage between any two hot wires is 250Volts maximum.

Feb 19, 2009 | Kenmore 64892 Electric Dryer

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Trying to wire a 3 wire dryer from panel box to dryer plug


Sounds like you have a 10-2 NM wire. One black, one white, one bare copper. At panel box, black to one hot terminal of breaker or fuse holder (L1). White to other breaker terminal or other fuse holder (L2). Bare copper to the grounded neutral buss bar.
At the dryer the bare neutral goes to the center terminal, the other two go one each on either side, it won't matter which way. Hot Neutral Hot. The neutral terminal of the dryer should have a wire or metal strap connecting it to the dryer frame if you are not using a four wire supply.

Oct 22, 2008 | Dryers

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220v dryer


If this is for the standard USA electrical distribution, the power cord connections to the terminal in the back of the dryer are as follows:

3-PRONG:

RED (HOT) - to the RED wire at the terminal
BLACK (HOT) - to the BLACK wire at the terminal
WHITE (NEUTRAL) - to the WHITE wire at the terminal (this is the center lug on the terminal).

NOTE: Some dryer cords may not be color coded. Just ensure the the center wire goes to the center terminal (neutral) of the terminal board. The other two wires are HOT and it does not matter how they connect as long as they go to the two outer lugs on either side of the Neutral.

4-PRONG:

RED (HOT) - to the RED wire at the terminal
BLACK (HOT) - to the BLACK wire at the terminal
WHITE (NEUTRAL) - to the WHITE wire at the terminal (this is the center lug on the terminal).
GREEN (GROUND) - to the equipment chassis. (this is usually a separate lug that grounds this wire to the equipment cabinet or frame.)

I hope this helps you. Please post back if you have any further questions.

Apr 08, 2008 | Dryers

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