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GE Breaker Type Prevents Dryer From Working – Part 2

Dryer Circuit and Circuit Breakers: This problem was due to a typical error of installing the breaker into a position of the panel which prevented the breaker from producing 240 volts.

Dryer Circuit Requires Corrected 220 Volt Circuit
Electrical Question: David: Thanks for the call yesterday and I got the message loud and clear, however a couple of thingsĀ  I have no problem paying for services especially with experts like you and am most happy with the result.

So now what!

Again it is the dryer’s heat knob that has no LED’s lighted up and the Dryer does not create heat period. Yes the drum turns. Yes the Black and Red Leads show 120-Volt, but still no heat. I still think I have something wrong with the neutral white somewhere.

Thanks again for your help sir!


This electrical wiring question came from: Gary, a Homeowner from Santa Clarita, Calif.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Gary.

Dryer Circuit and Circuit Breakers

Please Note:
This is NOT a Fault of the GE Circuit Breaker.

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