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How do I check a 220 outlet for a short or a loose wire? The dryer runs when plugged in but the heat does not. I have tested the outlet and there is power. man I got the dryer from said to check for a loose wire

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  • schwartz913 Aug 07, 2010

    The dryer was tested and does work heat and all

  • schwartz913 Aug 07, 2010

    The dryer works heat and all it was tested

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If there is power to the dryer and dryer works, but no heat, either the thermal fuse is bad which is common or the heating element is bad which isn't as common.

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  • schwartz913 Aug 07, 2010

    The heat in the dryer worked at the place where I purchased the dryer. It does not work when plugged into the outlet at my house. The man I purchased the dryer from said to check the outlet for a short or a loose wire. I would like to know what to look for before I go mess with it

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    Nate Stansfield Aug 07, 2010

    If you want to test an outlet, they have an outlet tester that will test the wiring. A bad ground wire can cause problems. You can use an ohmmeter on the dryer plugin itself while unplugged to see if you are getting a reading.

  • schwartz913 Aug 07, 2010

    I had the outlet tested it showed it had power. The dryer man said the tester may show it works but may need to check for a loose wire. I would like to know how the wiring is suppose to look so I can see if there is a problem

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Aug 07, 2010

    what is the make and model # so I can show you a wire diagram

  • schwartz913 Aug 08, 2010

    it is the outlet they put in mobile homes I was told they only use one type If this does not help I'll have to go look. I don't live in this house any more but my daughter does

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Aug 08, 2010

    Take a look at these pics. This should give you a general idea

    http://www.american-appliance.com/catalo...


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    Nate Stansfield Aug 08, 2010

    Just highlight, copy and paste that link into you internet address bar to view the pics.

  • schwartz913 Aug 08, 2010

    It is the four prong hook up. The dryer brand is a roper When I returned the dryer for service he plugged it in there and the heater part worked That's when he told me to check the outlet for a loose wire or a short .The breaker does not flip off, like I think it would ,if there was a short in the system

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Aug 08, 2010

    I would think a short would set the breaker off as well





  • schwartz913 Aug 08, 2010

    Well just a note to let you know it was the outlet. I replaced it this am. Dryer works fine Sorry to bother you all day yesterday I had hoped to have had a better idea of what i was getting into when i started this morning Fortunately it was not too complicated. Thanks for trying to help anyway Skeet

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How many time have we heard this one? it was broken to begin with?
unplug it and take the back off with a meeter check the heating coiles and the thermol cut out,,,look for wires off as well?

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you can follow this link below to find out how to test for individual components to find out what part is faulty...

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you can follow this link below to find out how to test for individual components to find out what part is faulty...

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-heat+repair.htm

You can also order for any replacement part from the following Websites

www.PartSelect.com

www.SearspartsDirect.com

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you can follow this link below to find out how to test for individual components to find out what part is faulty...

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-heat+repair.htm

You can also order for any replacement part from the following Websites

www.PartSelect.com

www.SearspartsDirect.com

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You can also order for any replacement part from the following Websites

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www.SearspartsDirect.com

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you can follow this link below to find out how to test for individual components to find out what part is faulty...

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You can also order for any replacement part from the following Websites

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