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Our dryer model wed6200sw1 will not power up. my brother inlaw installed a 3 wire power cord when helping us move. there is a white wire that hangs loose in the housing that I believe is a nuetral ground, but he hooked it up to the right side live wire. dryer made a awful noise when started and will only run for a few seconds before shutting off with all power lights still on. after a few minutes you can here something reset and you are able to start again with the same results. I tried to move the white wire to the center pole but now the dryer will not power up at all unless you move the white wire back were he had it. i have tried to replace the machine control electronics assy. and the user interface assy. but this did not work. i have checked the power at the block from center to right it reads 240 volts from left to right reads 240 volts but from center to left it reads 10 volts with wires connected. do you have any suggestions .thank you.

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This is tough to say without being their.. But lets try...You need to hook up the power cord correctly before doing any other diagnostics...On the dryers terminal block you should have a black on one side, white in the center, and red on the other side THE POWER CORD WIRES HAVE TO BE HOOKED UP THIS WAY. when checking voltage at the back of unit make sure its 120 volts from center to right side , and 120 volts from center to left side after this is correct we can diagnosis from their if its not working right.......

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

  • chrys0903 Sep 02, 2010

    when hooked up voltage to the right from center is 240v, left to center is 10v. But if you check the cord with the cord disconnected from dryer it is 120 per side which seems very odd to me why it would be different while connected. the cord is a 3 prong all grey I have it connected left to left center to center and right to right, and floating white wire to center. thanks

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