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My dryer stopped heating up, so i called a repair man out and he found the heating element was burned out. So he left to get the part and came back and had his trainee to put it on. So when he turned the dryer on it threw the main breaker in the house. So he said he wired it backwards and changed it and now it still will not heat up. so he says now it must be the breaker or the plug. So i ask a electrician out and he says the plug is good and the breaker is good. So i call therepair man back out and he is saying there is nothing wrong with the dryer. So now what do you think

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Hi,
I would be checking the element out again....either a wire burnt off or the element was shorted and that blew the element out again...

heatman101

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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  • rel5150 Apr 01, 2011

    Well he said he did check it and the fuses in the dryer also

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Apr 01, 2011

    If you have power into the dryer and not heat then either the element is not getting power or the element is bad....
    If the element is not getting power now, then the wires need to be traced back to find out where the power is getting stopped at...
    It could be that the power surge fried the timer/control board also....
    This could get interesting... especially who is going to pay for all of this...

    But at this point the only way to find the exact cause of the problem will be to be handy with the electrical meter and do some detective work....that can be very time consuming and confusing to an inexperienced person...even a good person with a meter may take a while to find the problem(s)

  • rel5150 Apr 01, 2011

    So probaly the best thing is get a new or used dryer then. so i am sure of the plug, do you think it could be maybe the plug

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Apr 01, 2011

    I would highly doubt that something happened to the plug, but it could happen...
    The Electrician should have checked the power at the back of the dryer where the plug connects to the terminal block.....this would eliminate anything outside of the dryer...

  • rel5150 Apr 01, 2011

    not sure if he did that or not. just not know where to go from here, because i know nothing about either of them

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Apr 01, 2011

    Before doing anything i would make sure there is power to the back of the dryer...so use getting a new one and finding out that there is a problem outside the dryer...

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