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Re: Power cord arced where it connects to the dryer and...
First pull off the cover to see if the cord arced itself out to the frame you probably want to buy a new cord if you have had some electical experience you can repair other wise call a technician you will also have to check if there is any damage to any control boards hopefully it just arced itself out and burnt one the lines
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i know that the voltage overseas is different form the usa,that's telling you there was a power failure while the dryer was running,check the back of dryer to make sure you have 240 volts going to the dryer,you could have a bad power cord or something to do with power source.
after you have disconnected your dryer from the power source, you see where your old cord connects in the photo!
take note which wire goes where, maybe mark one of the end ones with a marker, as the new ones will need to go on in the same way.
using either a Phillips screw driver or a small wrench or socket that fits the screws that attach the wires to the block in the photo.
turn counter clock wise to loosen ( they will be tight), remove screws & old wires.
reattach new wires in the same arrangement that the old wires were in. electrical connections need to be tightened fairly tight, you don't want them to come loose as arcing could result in an electrical fire.
According to the Samsung website, here is the description of your problem:
The FE code indicates a problem with the power source. Loose or incorrect wiring probably exists where the dryer connects to the power cord, or the power cord is the wrong type. If the dryer is hard-wired, it is possibly improperly wired. These kinds of repairs are dangerous for a novice, so contact an electrician or repair center.
Are you connecting this Dryer cord to the Dryer or are you looking for a wall plug with this same configuration to plug into. This is a standard double ground configuration and you can buy the wall receptacle at a hardware store. Your house should have 4 wires to this, 2 lines, a neutral, and a ground. As always the recommendation is that you have an electrician install your house receptacle. Your Dryer power cord is something you can install however. The two outside terminals on your dryer 240 volt wiring block are connected to the two outside wires on your power cord. It does not matter which wire goes to which side. Your two inside wires on the power cord are connected like this. One to the middle terminal on your 240 volt dryer terminal block and one is connected to the dryer case itself. Again it does not matter which wire goes to which ground. Make sure all of your connections are tight, as loose terminals eventually burn up. Do Not plug in your dryer power cord until everything is hooked up tight. I actually had a customer plug in his cord and then try to connect the wires to the dryer. The wires arced together and blew the terminals into molten metal which burned this customers hands and face. Do not do and electical repair unless you know what you are doing. On your cord the two straight terminals are line terminals, the round and L shaped terminals are grounds or neutrals. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Remove the cord from the outlet. Sometimes the screws in the back where the powercable is connected may have come loose and arced against one another. Did the breaker kick? Check there first. Loose connections can cause a cable draw more amperage which can heat up and melt the power cord. It may also be a sign of something else very wrong. Keep your eye on it if you tackle this one.
dryers draw a lot of power...because of that, wiring and connectors get warm or hot and expand....eventually it causes loose connections and it starts to arc....you must open the back of the dryer and take a look at all the wires to see if you see any that are melted, black and so on....also check for loose connections where wires are bolted or screwed down...make sure everything is as tight as possible....and all connections are clean and have no burn marks or corrosion....it should work fine after that...And I WARN you now....unplug the dryer from the wall......If you do these checks and repairs with the plug still connected.....and it happens to short out on you...it could KILL you.....so UNPLUG the cord....good luck
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a
tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for
power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes
the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the
case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or
Your issue is as follows;
"iI HAVE A DRYER 4PRONG POWER CORD \. HOUSE OUTLET THREE PRONG NEDD TO CHANGE POWER CORD.DRYER INSTRUCTION CONNECT 4 TERMMINAL.WHAT HAPPEN WHEN CONNECT THREEN TERMINAL."
A 3 prong cord should be wired as follows:
1. 1 end of cord connects to 1 outside terminal.
2. The other end of the cord connects to the remaiing outside terminal.
3. The center wire connects to the center terminal.
4. A separate ground wire should be attached from the dryer chassis, then to a metal cold water line, or an exterior grounding rod.
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Jinx, start with the power cord and terminal block where the cord connects. Sometimes if there is a loose connection the terminal will arc and cause a burnt wire or short. I see this a lot on stacked units. Make sure to disconnect power when checking. Check this first and post back, Catriver.