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Dryer drum is running backwards after cord was change to fit an old outlet.

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The pulley that you put on needs to go under the roller and not on top like u have it now.

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How to connect a dryer


Hi Sheliah,

I'm an electrician and would like to help you. Assuming you're in the U.S. and this is an electric dryer (not gas), you will need to find a 240 (a.k.a. 250) volt / 30 amp circuit to connect it to for it to work. This would be connected to a double pole 30 amp circuit breaker in the electrical panel. There is no simple residential "adapter" to change voltage, current or number of wires - besides the old 3 wire grounding plug adapter in you grandmother's junk drawer. (What is a 50/250 volt dryer? - did you mean a 30A/250V?)

Your dryer should have a 4 wire cord with a 4 prong plug on the end - and it will need to be plugged into a matching outlet. The old electrical code allowed you to change the cord to match the outlet, but now it requires that both the cord and the outlet be a 4 wire type. The old 3 wire cord type is no longer permitted to be used when the dryer is moved or replaced. Of course, 3 wire cords are available everywhere and it is unlikely that anyone will turn you in for changing the dryer's 4 wire cord back to a 3 wire cord type (but I just wanted to tell they way it is supposed to be done). What you do - is your business.

If you have a gas (or LP) dryer, you probably only need a 120 volt / 15 or 20 amp outlet - they look like the standard types - but I think you'd have simply plugged it in and walked away if that were the case.

I hope this helped!

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Dryer not heating and timer dosen't move


A dryer runs 2 halfs (one half 120, the other 120). Sounds like you are missing the 120 that operates those two. Did you change from a four prong to a three prong?

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THE PLUG FOR THE DRYER WILL NOT WITH WITH THE OUTLET. THE PRONGS ON THE DRYER ARE FLAT IS THERE AN ADAPTOR FOR THIS?


Hi sharon k bec...

NO THERE IS NO ADAPTER FOR THE CORD
YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE CORD TO FIT YOUR RECEPTICAL OR CHANGE THE RECEPTICAL TO FIT YOUR PLUG...
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My dryer squells through the entire cycle.


You will need to replace the dryer belt. To do this follow the instructions below

  • Disconnect the power for your dryer before beginning any work. It can be disconnected from the wall outlet.

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    Open the top of your dryer cabinet and tilt it backward.

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    Use a Phillips head screwdriver remove the top two screws. Put the screws in a safe place.

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    Tilt the front forward and roll the belt around the drum.

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    Remove the old belt by lifting the drum slightly in order to give way to the front supports. You may have to open the dryer door to help the belt fall to the bottom of the basket.

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    Position the new belt by aligning it in the correct position before beginning to thread it through the motor pulley and idler. It will take someone with strong fingers and skinny arms to be able to get past the drum in the front. The dryer belt in a General Electric dryer has to be threaded looking in from the back.

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    Reassemble your dryer by replacing the screws in the top of your dryer.

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    Close the top and slide the dryer back against the wall.

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    Reconnect the power to your dryer by plugging the cord back into the wall outlet.

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    New house had dryer outlet that electrician installed a Range outlet ( 30 amp breaker) by mistake on the wall. I changed my cord on Samsung dryer to match the outlet and dryer made a loud noise and would...


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    You still do not have one of the wires hooked up right...


    Here is a tip that will help you with changing your dryer plug.


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    The plugin on my dryer has the terminals going in a slant. the outlet in my house are straight. what should i do


    You can purchase a dryer main power cord that fits the type outlet you have. Some cords are three wire and some are four wire. Here is some information on changing from a three wire to a four wire configuration or vice versa.These two pictures illustrate the power wiring on a the terminal of an electric dryer. The one on top/left is the old-style three-wire configuration. Most people have this type in their homes. New code changes, though, require that dryers now have a four-wire cord, shown on the right/bottom.
    Besides the number of wires in each cord, there are two important things to notice. First, in the four-wire configuration, notice that the dryer's grounding strap is folded back on itself. The whole point of the four-wire cord is to separate the ground from the neutral. The green wire (the "new" extra wire in the four-wire cord) is attached to the dryer cabinet. In the three-wire configuration, the grounding strap is left intact and the neutral and ground are tied together.


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    Changing from a 3 prong to a four prong


    grasshopper_2.gifWiring in a new power cord for your electric dryer? Upgrading your electric dryer outlet from the old three-prong to the new four-prong outlet? Well, grab hold of those two large lumps at the base of your spinal cord and let's romp through the wild and wacky world of dryer cords and outlets.

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    Besides the number of wires in each cord, there are two important things to notice. First, in the four-wire configuration, notice that the dryer's grounding strap is folded back on itself. The whole point of the four-wire cord is to separate the ground from the neutral. The green wire (the "new" extra wire in the four-wire cord) is attached to the dryer cabinet. In the three-wire configuration, the grounding strap is left intact and the neutral and ground are tied together.
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    Assuming the problem is associated with you changing the cord, it sounds like you have a wire crossed on the power cord. Double check how you have the cord installed first. If that is correct check your power to the dryer. Since you changed the type of cord, I assume you have had outlet replaced or have just moved to new house. If you have a fuse box instead of a breaker box, check your fuses. It takes two fuses for the dryer. If one of them blows, the motor will run but you wont get heat. The motor runs on 120 but it needs 240 for the element. I can't count how many people have bought a new dryer just to find out they only had a house fuse blown and nothing was wrong with their old dryer. If you have had wall outlet changed there could be a wire crossed in it.

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