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Dryer won't start cycle, stays on sensing

I set everything and click start, it goes to sensing and the drum turns a few times with a loud noise then stops. Stays on sensing, timer will go down but thats it. I just changed the plug from a 4 prong to a 3 prong to fit our socket and I bought it used

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It sounds like the pullies (drum guides ) need attention the motor is having trouble rotating cause of pressure of not being balanced ,

Posted on Jun 01, 2014

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SOURCE: Is there an adapter for a 4-prong plug to fit a 3-prong 220

they dont sell adapters like that..you have to change the cord and it wont hurt the dryer at all

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 4 prong outlet - 3 prong plug :(

Change the dryer plug to a 4 terminal plug.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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The following link explains how to connect a power cord to your appliance:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

Now keep in mind, some newer appliances REQUIRE a 4-prong plug in order to work properly. You may consider having a four-prong outlet installed to accomodate your dryer.

You can try these steps by referring to to section that discusses converting from a 4-prong to a 3-prong power cord.

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: need to change power cord on maytag dryer from 3 prong to 4

Always disconnect electricity before beginning this process.

All the 4 wire cords I have seen are color-coded. The white wire goes to the middle terminal, the green wire goes to any screw you can reach that goes into the metal case of the dyer. The red and black go to the outside terminals of the block and while it doesn't matter which color goes to which terminal I usually follow the color code of the interior dryer wiring that already exists. Good Luck.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Changing a 3 prong plug into a regular outlet plug.

NO. YOU HAVE AN ELECTRIC DRIER--THAT REQUIRES A 220 VOLT OUTLET. THE REGULAR OUTLET LIKE A LAMP WOULD PLUG INTO IS A 110 VOLT. IF ALL YOU HAVE IS A 110V OUTLET BACK THERE THEN YOU NEED A GAS DRYER OR HAVE AN ELECTRICTIAN RUN 220V FOR YOUR DRYER.

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