Dryer wont turn on
Start with all the simple stuff, it may sound repetitive and I'm sure you have already done the first things I'll mention, but bear with me, its always easiest to start simple and work your way up to calling a technician.
First make sure its fully connected to the outlet. The plugs can wiggle themselves lose over time. Also, make sure that the chord for the dryer is properly connected.
Next, check the breaker panel and make sure the switch didn't trip.
If those don't help, while your in your breaker box take notice to how many amps the breaker is that the dryer is connected to, if this was a dryer you just had installed, and it worked fine before the delivery guys left, check to see what the required voltage and amperage is for your dryer, use a multimeter to check how many volts are coming out of the outlet. A decent multimeter can be purchased at a local hardware store, auto parts store, or WalMart for 20 dollars or less. If the reading is between 110 - 125 volts that is a standard reading for a residential outlet, if you have a commercial connection there reading should fall between 205 - 240, if your getting the standard reading from the outlet, it's probably something in your dryer call a service technician for further diagnosis. If the reading is around 90v (residential) or 125-140 (commercial) your problem lies between your circuit break and outlet.
Unless your very handy call an electrician to find the short in the line.
Sep 25, 2014 |