Question about Dryers
1 Identify the correct cord type by looking at the receptacle in the wall. You need to match the cord to the kind of receptacle. If you don't already have the correct cord, you can buy one at any well-stocked hardware store. Step2 Know the wires' functions. It is important that you understand what each wire does, so you can wire the machine correctly. The two outside wires (usually red and black) are the live, or "hot," wires. The middle wire (possible white) is neutral. A fourth wire is a bare ground wire, and is usually labeled as such at its source. Step3 Make sure you have the correct breaker box installed. You should have a high-quality 220V breaker that is in good condition. While you technically do not have to turn off the main breaker to wire the dryer, it is recommended that you do so for safety reasons. Step4 Identify the different breaker buses. You should know which are the ground, live and neutral buses. Step5 Connect each wire with its appropriate bus. The neutral wire should be connected to the neutral bus (both are in the center position) and securely tightened into place. Do the same with the live wires and with the ground wire, if one is available.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:
Power from the house
Power from the house Checkto see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in?Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses twofuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if onlyone of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of thetwo circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer areconnected.
Heating element Oftena dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breakeror blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of specialwire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuitymeans the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heatingelements aren't repairable.
Thermal fuse Onmany dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct insidethe back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usuallyembedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If thefuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
Wiring Acommon problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at thedryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can stilltumble with partial power, the connection may be only partiallydefective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer andthe terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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