Question about Dryers
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
If the store replaces the panel wires that is good, but what component failed to cause the panel wires to fail? And they will burn out again.
Appliance manufactures put products on the market that have not been field tested. They wait until there are multiple failures and then issue either a notice (if it fails repair is at manufactures cost even out of your fist year coverage) ,Manufactures try to avoid
recalls for bad designs) and hid them on notices. Field techs can access the repairs or replace parts.
Is the part that they are going to replace have a thermal sensor?
If they replace the part with the original part, then what is to keep this part from burning out again.
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Posted on Dec 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Maytag Neptune.
I'm not sure WHICH wire you're talking about, so its hard for me to assume in this situation. However, if your model number is correct, go to searspartsdirect.com. There are several wiring diagrams listed that you can use to assist you. If the wire is not melted too bad, note the color and/or any identifying marks on the insulation. Wires will melt if the current traveling through the wire exceeds the limit of the gage of wire used. This can be caused by a short circuit and/or a loose terminal where the wire is intermittently making contact (arcing). Definitely, not a normal situation. As a preliminary, if you replace the wire, make sure you use the proper gage. Also, double check all terminal leads in the circuit to ensure they are snug and making good contact. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
The following link explains how to convert from a 3-wire to 4-wire configuration and vice versa:
The main difference between these two configurations is how the ground (green or bare copper) and neutral (white) wires are terminated. In a 4-wire confugration, the ground and neutral are independent of each other. In a 3-wire configuration the neutral wire will be grounded at the terminal block in back of the dryer by a ground strap.
Since you have an existing dryer outlet with a 3-prong configuration, the easiest solution would be to replace the dryer cord with a 3-prong cord to match your outlet. No need to rewire your house. A new cord can be purchased at an appliance parts retailer or hardware store for about $20 or less.
If you have questions about this repair, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
2 blues are both phase hot wires, the white is neutral and your yellow is case safety ground,if it will make you feel more secure, take an ohm-meter/multi-meter and check the wires each separately to the case, the 2 low resistance ones are neutral and safety ground
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
SOURCE: one dryer prong burned and
i would take the dryer apart and see how it looks inside, the real question is what caused the melt down, if it looks good then I would just replace the outlet and the cord, as long as the stud is still good. I would not run the dryer unattended as it sounds like you might have a problem, since you will have the dryer apart might as well clean all the lint out with a brush and vacuum. here is a website that will help with the dissemblance, Tim:
Posted on Nov 20, 2010
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