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  1. #1
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    Question New outlets won't work

    We are adding new outlets for a washer and dryer. The panel has lots of unused spaces and we got the required switches for the dryer. However the dryer (which worked fine before) will not heat. The drum turns but the coil does not come on. I bought an new dryer thinking the old one was broken. The same result. We bought another switch and recptical but have the same result. Is there something we are overlooking.

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    Default Re: New outlets won't work

    I'm guessing you are hooking up an electric dryer.

    Here is a link on how to hook up a dryer :
    http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switchoutlet/dryer/


    Hope this helps.

  3. #3

    Default Re: New outlets won't work

    Make sure you 208-240 volts to the dryer outlet.You mentioned it didn't work before.Has the voltage ever been checked? It may be a partially tripped breaker.Sometimes split breakers -,if you have one, have one side that fails.Or you could have a bad connection.

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    Default Re: New outlets won't work

    You'r going to need a voltmeter and some troubleshooting skills to go much farther with this . ( Assuming that you tried to reset the circuit breaker ) .

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    Default Re: New outlets won't work

    It sounds like things had worked ok until the rewire took place ... check all the new wiring that was done and ensure that the hookups are correct.

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