Troubleshooting Electric Clothes Dryer Connection Problems?

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If the outlet or power cord for you dryer are not working properly this may be a job for a homeowner with some wiring skills, otherwise it is best to call a repair service or electrician. This is a page about troubleshooting electric clothes dryer connection problems.


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The socket to my dryer show 230 volts and 2x 120 volts, but on the back of the dryer it shows only 115 instead of 230 and only 1x120. I have already replaced the cable to no effect. Can the socket be defective?


March 26, 20170 found this helpful
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Clothes dryers run off of 2 breakers in your electrical box. Have you checked the breaker box? One of the breakers could be tripped.

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March 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Here is a website that is run by an electrician:

It seems that these repairs are pretty advanced. If resettting the circuit breaker didn't help, you may be better off calling an electrician.

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