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Most electric dryers are 220 with a neutral. Inside the machine, they use one leg and neutral to power the timer and the light both of which are normally 120 V

Do you have a volt meter? And do you have a plug in the wall into which you want to plug the dryer?

If you have a volt meter measure between any two of the three slots in (or on) the wall outlet. You will get 120 VAC or 220 VAC. Measure the remaining slot you didnt measure and any other slot. You will get the same results. at the common point where you got 120 (120 from both sides, that is neutral. Inside the dryer should be an indicator of where the hot legs gl as well as the neutral. You can check which wire supplies which blade with a simple contuinity test to be sure if there are no marks on the wire.

I hope this helps

Posted on Sep 07, 2009


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