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Red, black, white I know the whte is neutral. Does red go to L1 or L2

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You're correct about the white wire, it is neutral and should be attached to the center prong of the plug. In actuality, it doesn't make any difference which of the red or white wires goes to whichever prong, L1 or L2, the dryer will work either way. Just be sure the wires are connected tightly, wires that come loose and move back and forth in a recept slot cause heat, sometimes enough heat to cause something close to catch on fire. Tight connections on electrical systems save a lot of problems.

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Red goes to L1

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GREEN (GROUND) – Attach to equipment frame.

Please doublecheck and let me know. If your source voltage is correct, perform continuity checks from the end of the power cord to the terminal block in the back of the dryer. Inspect for any burned or broken wires. If you are not able to isolate a problem at this point, please post back and let me know. I can assist you further. I hope this helps.

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