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My electrolux dryer has no power. Power at receptacle but when it enters dryer all 240 is in one leg. When neutral is disconnected it evens out.

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check the safety stat mounted on the heating element housing, it is about the size of a dime if it is open replace it and find the venting problem

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SOURCE: No power @ Dryer receptacle

Turn off breaker, Check and tighten lugs that feed dryer circuit at the breaker and at the receptacle, If that doesn't fix your problem you ll have to trace the wiring from breaker to dryer for broken wires.

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SOURCE: Hello, I have an electric

The light bulb and the motor are both 120 vac. You will ruin the motor by connecting this dryer to 220v.

Posted on Jan 26, 2011

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SOURCE: Hello, I've bought a Whirlpool dryer (model # :

Use a 110V to 110/220VAC transformer solely for the dryer. The transformer must have both 110 VAC and 220VAC output but you must be electrically knowledgeable to wire a 14-30R receptacle correctly and safely for the dryer. Perform the modification only if you are authorized to do so; otherwise, service of a licensed or authorized electrician is highly recommended. Refer to the wiring diagram of the recommended transformer.


Connect the terminals of the 4-wire receptacle (14-30R) to the transformer accordingly based on the diagram above. The only problem is how to determine the "neutral" terminal from the transformer output terminals.

The "neutral" terminal of the transformer can be found from the 110VAC output terminals without disassembling the transformer . Using a voltmeter, measure the voltage between each of the 110VAC output terminals and each of the 220VAC output terminals. The 110VAC output terminal in which voltage readings to each of the 220VAC output terminals are both 110VAC is the "neutral". The other 110VAC output terminal reads zero and 110VAC and this is NOT the "neutral".

Make sure the transformer power rating is appropriate for the dryer rating.

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Stand up tanner requires a 240v 20amp receptacle and power supply, it was working at my last place I have the same receptacle and breaker however, I didn't pull the wire I bought 10/3 wire HELP PLEASE

If you need 240 volts only, it should work. If the tanner uses both 120/240, (which I would expect), you will need 10/3 with ground (it appears in the jpeg that you are using 10/2 with ground).

For 240 volts, 10/2 has two conductors,. Measuring with a voltmeter between each leg you get 240 volts. With 10/3 the third conductor is a neutral (there is no neutral in a 120 volt circuit). This carries the unbalanced load between the two legs and allows the appliance to use 120 volts as well. The conductor coloring is usually black, red for the power legs and a white grounded conductor (with a bare, grounding conductor).

If the cord has four pins , it needs 10/3 with ground. If it has three pins (240 volt only) the recept is probably wired wrong.

Jun 16, 2017 | Electrical Supplies

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Why won't my dryer spin or heat? The display and controller board work.

Uhm, you posted this in wash machines, but I'll give you an answer, anyway:

You're missing one leg of your 240 vac somewhere along the way. The control board uses 120 vac, so it's attached to only one leg and neutral, whereas, the motor and the heater are 240 vac, so they use both legs coming in and no neutral.

Anyway, that's the explanation of what you are seeing. The cause of the problem, however, is a little more difficult to uncover. Check your power at the terminal block on the back of your dryer for 240 vac across both legs. Make sure no terminals or wires are burnt up. Then, check your thermal fuse. 90 percent of the time, it's burnt wires or the thermal fuse. For the other 10 percent of the time, it's a little more involved. If you need additional help, just let me know.

Good luck!

Oct 20, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Not getting hot

first make sure theres 240 volts at the dryer plug in ,if not then try resetting your circuit breaker ( or fuses ) if its electrically heated (not by gas) and is plugged into a 240 volt receptacle as even though the breaker may not show its tripped by the little orange window on the breaker it can lose one phase of power ( 120 volts) and still turn but it needs both phases to operate the 240 volt heating element,if you lose one leg of power ( 120 volts ) either the drum will turn or the timer will run (but not both ) because each of these parts only operate on 120 volts or one leg of the 240 volts

Nov 11, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

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My Kenmore 400 turns on, tumbles but does not heat up. What could be the problem

I am assuming this is an electric only (not gas) dryer, as I cannot find any tech data on your specific model. This is a general troubleshooting guide for heat issues with electric dryers, going from the most common to least common solutions:

**Standard disclaimer--voltages in a dryer (or any AC connected appliance) are high enough to kill you. If you don't know what you are doing, or have any difficulty understanding what I am saying....STOP and call a professional.

With that being said....

1. Test the power supply feeding the dryer and make sure that both 120 volt legs are getting power in reference to the neutral wire. Check between them (red wire to black wire) and check for 240 volt power. A bad breaker or partially failed 240 volt circuit may still provide power for the motor (which only uses one 120 volt leg) but not the heating element, which uses both 120 volt legs to make 240 volts for the heating element. Be sure to check both the receptacle and the terminals where the cord attaches to the dryer.

2. With the dryer unplugged, and the heating element disconnected, check for continuity between the heating element terminals. You may also be able to visualize the heating element coils if you remove it from the dryer. Most elements are held in place by one small sheet metal type screw, in case you need to remove it.

3. Check for continuity on the thermostat and thermal cutoff switch on the dryer. These parts usually are about 1.5" across and are screwed into the metal housing for the heating element. When the dryer is cool, both of these parts should have continuity. Remember to remove the wires from at least one of the terminals before checking continuity. These parts may look similar. If you have a defective one, google the part number stamped into the side of the part to determine which one is which. They are NOT interchangeable.

4. If all of this checks out ok, you will need to check for power coming from the timer to the heating assembly with the power on. The thermostat, thermal cutoff and heating element are typically wired in series. The two wires coming from the timer area down to the heater assembly should have 240 volts between them when the dryer is powered on and in a heating cycle. Once again BE CAREFUL IF YOU DECIDE TO DO THIS. IF IN DOUBT, READ THE WARNING ABOVE.

Your dryer may also have a switch to control the heat intensity, independent of the timer. If it does, check that as well.

Good luck, and I hope this helps!

Feb 21, 2012 | Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer

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I have a electric dryer Model WED5810SW0 THAT I WAS TOLD I COULD CONVERT TO 120V from 240v is this true and if so how do i do this?

If you consider doing this the first thing is SHUT THE MAIN BREAKER OFF. Use an auxiliary light source to see when working in a dead panel. Always keep in mind an ARC FLASH ACROSS HOT MAINS HAS ENOUGH HEAT TO PEAL THE SKIN OFF OF YOU. Before an explanation of how to do it you should keep in mind that this is for a single receptacle only. If any other receptacles are on the same circuit they will also be changed to 240 volt receptacles and if you plug any 120 volt device into them, the 120 volt device will be destroyed. That said OK, any 120 volt outlet can be changed to 240 volt by removing the 120 volt circuits neutral, re identifying the white wire with red or black phase tape and connecting it to a new 2 pole 15 amp breaker. The maximum that this circuit will now load up to is, on #14 wire at 80% = 12 amps at 240 volts. The 120V receptacle must be changed to a 15A - 240V receptacle so that 120 volt devices can not be plugged into it. Never use 2 single pole breakers together because code requires that on a fault trip both legs of the 240V circuit must be disconnected simultaneously. OR USED A Quick 220 Voltage Converting Power Supply
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Sep 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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No dryer or washer control will start the unit running. appears no power...we checked for 240v at plug it ok...

Check the 240 vac again, but measure each leg to neutral while attempting to start the appliance. Each "leg" should measure approx. 120 VAC< (half of the total voltage) and should not change when the unit is started.I think you will find that the two 120 VAC legs will read OK until start up. If the voltage value on one leg drops to 60 VAC or less and the other leg increases by the same amount, Then there is a problem with the neutral wire or the connection between the ground of your appliances and earth ground. This is very common, particularly manufactured homes. Most dryers, for example, use 240 VAC to run the heating element, but also use 120 VAC (one leg of the 240) to provide power to operate the control panel. So... every time a start is attempted, the line becomes unbalanced, the 120 VAC to the control panel suddenly drops, the control panel resets, removing the load, the 240 VAC line becomes balanced again and appears normal.

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Low heat 100 degrees

either the cycling or hi-limit switch are bad or the element is open or the neutral wire can burn open or you could have lost one leg of power to the dryer so instead of 240 volts its running on 120 volts,the motor and timer run on 120 volts even though they are normally on opposite sides of the 240 volt circuits,chk the power to the unit first for 240 volts its the easiest test

Aug 25, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer works but only on medium heat. which element is bad?

you could either have 1/2 of the element out(check with ohmmeter) missing one leg of your 240 volts input if dryer uses 240 for operation or an input power wire ib burned off somewhere inside unit, check the "NEUTRAL" connection at the heating element center point, it carries the current im-balance and is subject to a lot of heat from element case

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What type of powercord and outlet does this dryer require? Electrician installed a 220 outlet.

CIRCUIT - Individual 30 amp. branch circuit fused with 30
amp. time delay fuses or circuit breakers.
Use separately fused circuits for washers and dryers, and DO
NOT operate a washer and a dryer on the same circuit.
POWER SUPPLY - 3 wire or 4-wire, 240 volt, single phase, 60
Hz, Alternating Current.
POWER SUPPLY CORD KIT - The dryer MUST employ a 3-
conductor power supply cord NEMA 10-30 type SRDT rated at
240 volt AC minimum, 30 amp., with 3 open end spade lug
connectors with upturned ends or closed loop connectors and
marked for use with clothes dryers.
WARNING – Risk of Shock. Appliance grounded to neutral
conductor through a link. Grounding through the neutral link is
prohibited for (1) New branch circuit installations (2) mobile
homes; (3) recreational vehicles; and (4) areas where local codes
do not permit grounding through the neutral, (1) disconnect the
link from the neutral, (2) use grounding terminal or lead to
ground appliance in accordance with local codes and (3) connect
neutral terminal or lead to branch circuit neutral in usual manner
(if the appliance is to be connected by means of a cord kit, use
4-conductor cord for this purpose). USE COPPER CONDUCTOR
ONLY. The dryer MUST employ a 4-conductor power supply
cord NEMA 14-30 type SRDT or ST (as required) rated at 240
volt AC minimum, 30 amp., with 4 open end spade lug
connectors with upturned ends or closed loop connectors and
marked for use with clothes dryers.

The complete installation manual is at

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Dryer has power, but no signs of it.

Measure each 'leg' (neutral to hot) of the power at the dryer. Before holding the switch and after. If the 120v 'disappears' or drops at all, the circuit breaker in your house panel may be bad or there is a bad connection at the breaker or plug receptacle.

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