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I moved my Maytag DE313 out of the laundry room for renovation. After I moved it back, funny sound like loud hollow metal sound and electric arcing sound appeared then the dryer will stopped and cannot be started again. I can restart only after I turned the breaker off and on, then the same thing happened. Can you help? Thank you.

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  • fredlam11 Aug 30, 2010

    Thank you for your advice mark1468,
    Actually there was nothing wrong with the dryer. I re-wired the dryer outlet wrong :(.
    The old one was chipped so I got a new one and crossed wired it so that the motor is getting 220 volts and the heating coil is getting 110, so the funny sound was coming from the motor.

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Somehow, you have a wire that is gounding to the cabinet which poses high risk of electrical shock to yourself and others.

Disconnect power and call a proffesional servicer. it is for your own safety.

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