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Our tenant's Whirlpool dryer motor failed, out of warranty, and are claiming our electrical system is somehow responsible. I asked them to explain how that is possible, but have had no response. My tenant is upset with me when I feel it is Whirlpool he should be upset with or the dealer who is trying to evade responsiblity.

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  • john356 Apr 18, 2008

    The voltage is 110 on each leg and 220v across the 2 hot terminals. The repairperson is claiming that our electrical system somehow shorted out the motor! Of course, our poor tenant is upset and thinks the building is ready to blow up.

    It is newer wiring protected with a Cutler-Hammer 30amp double breaker.




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Real high or low voltage may cause a motor problem but this is easy to check with a voltmeter at the outlet. If they think it is a power problem there is no sense putting a motor in it until the problem is taken care of.

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  • James Davis Apr 18, 2008

    That's what it should be. I would ask the repairman if he wants to pay for the electriction to come out if no problem is found with the power in the house. I have only seen one dryer problem that was from the power. But is was the power coming into the house that was way to high. The power company had to come out and replace the transformer.



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