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Hi, I had to change the outlet plug that came with this dryer for the plug that my old dryer had because It was different Then the outlet on the wall. Now my question Is, Is the dryer suppose to spin clockwise or counterclockwise when drying? Thank you..

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Hi,
Changing the plug on a single phase dryer will not change that... no way no how...

heatman101

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

  • Lee Reinertsen Sep 10, 2010

    Ok Thank you. But my question still Is which way Is It suppose to spin, clockwise or counter clockwise. Would really appreciate a answer.

    And again, Thank you..

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Sep 10, 2010

    Honestly I never paid much attention to that...the insides are made so that they are not direction sensitive...it seems to me that most go CCW though...

    heatman101

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