I bought a used whirlpool dryer when I got it home it wont turn on or work but the person I bought it from demo in his house dryer works fine. when I plug in my old dryer it runs, but when I plug in the one I just bought I get nothing. They both have the three prng plug so why is it the old model runs on the out let but the dryer I bought wont. Old dryer- Frigidare model number: FDE7970EW2 runs. Whirlpool model number Lec8858equ1 wont. I am at my wits end. Help!!!
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Re: Plug dryer in wall wont start
The most obvious thing to me is that the cord may have been loosened or damaged by the move, or the terminals in the machine may have loosened. Either test the cord on your "new" machine, or replace it with a known "good" cord. Wait a minute....you already have one of those....
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I think your old plug is probably 120 and you may need to convert to 220. It's probably the wiring is probably 220 in new home? Or maybe not grounded properly. This is a job for a professional. If you think you know what you doing, we try to save a few dollars by doing it ourselves. But sometimes it is time to call the experts, before we cause more damage and cost us more money. Good luck!
If your Whirlpool dryer will not
run, there may be several reasons why. The first thing that you should
do is check to see if you have either blown a fuse if you have a fuse
box or check to see if your circuit breaker has been tripped. If this
is not the problem, check to see if you can read 240 volts by the wall
plug using a voltmeter. You should also check to see if the wires next
to the power cord are burned at the point where they connect to your
Check to see if there is a connection through the door lever switch
and whether the lever switch clicks and connects when the door is
closed? You should also look to see if there is a belt switch by the
motor. If so, this could result in the dryer not being able to run if
Pull the dryer out from the wall and take the vent hose OFF it is in the
back, and then try it on auto-dry with no clothes in it and see if it
runs through fine if it does not turn off then a new timer should fix it. Good Luck Tim. here is a website that will help click on timer motor, or you can use the virtual repairman:
You should change the plug at the wall. From your description, your dryer plug has two hot wires and a ground.
Your existing plug probably has 4 wires to it - two hots (120 volts each), a neutral (white), and a ground (green). The two hots are probably black or black and some other color.
You will need to match the plug on your dryer cord with the plug at the wall. The type of plug required should be described in your owner's manual. If you don't have that, then take a digital picture of the plug on the cord of your dryer and bring it to your local hardware or home improvement store. They should be able to match the companion wall plug for you.
Make sure the power is off (important). Remove the existing wall plug. When you wire it back up - this time with only three wires, connect the two hots (black and some other color) to the two hot prongs (terminals) and the green wire to the ground prong. Put a wire nut on the end of the white wire and tuck it back into the connection box. That's it. Turn the power back on and test for proper voltage and wiring configuration at the wall plug before you plug the dryer back in.
If you aren't familiar or comfortable with working on electrical apparatus, you should have a licensed electrician do this work for you. This solution also assumes you are in the USA.
Check the wall plug voltage for the dryer outlet with a voltage meter. The two holes on opposite sides of the wall outlet should read around 240V. Either of the two outside holes to the middle hole shoul dread about 120V. If your readings differ from these it's likely you have a problem with the fuse/breaker associated with the dryer or the person who fixed your heat made a wiring mistake.
Dryer door does not think it is closed. There is a sensor on the top of the door that is probably not making contact with the door. Trying pushing the top part of the door and holding it then press the start button.. if the unit starts running then you know what it is. I just had one of these dryers delivered today and had to find out about this by myself tonight!!
A couple suggestions: (1) The switch in the front may be bad. It's the switch that turns the dryer off when you open the door. (2) Make sure the door latch keeps the door shut. If it is worn and the door isn't shut tight, the switch will not let it start. Hope this helps.