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Bosch Dryer front loading: I just recently moved and had to change my 3 prong to 4 prong cord and hooked up to new location. Dryer will not turn on or light up. Checked breaker box 4 prong terminal and new cord...no problems. Got volt meter tested getting power to the back of the unit so I am out of ideas. There was a little metal trasfer strip that I was told to take out from the white wire to the ground screw on the dryer then just screw in the new 4 prong ground wire to the screw on the unti. Any ideas? I just think something got seperated inside the unit during the move. Thanks Joe

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Sounds like you wired it wrong really. Do you have 120 volts from either outside wire to the center wire on the unit, and 220 to both outside wires if not its wired wrong

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