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Troubleshooting a Faulty Dryer Circuit


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

The Outlet for my Dryer is Not Working, is this a Problem with the Socket or the Circuit Breaker? Electrical Problems that can Keep a Dryer From Working.

Electric Dryer is Not Working

Electrical Question: The outlet for my dryer is not working, is this a problem with the socket or the circuit breaker?

Thank You,
Sara

This electrical question came from: Sara, a Homeowner from Modesto, California.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electric Dryer Question Sara.

Troubleshooting a Dryer Problem

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Application: Troubleshooting a 240 Volt Dryer Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with hand tools and electrical troubleshooting skills.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before making inspections or wiring modifications.
Note: Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.

Electrical Problems that Can Keep a Dryer From Working

If your dryer not working as described in this question, then the problem is most likely one of the following:

Identifying and repairing the problem of the dryer circuit is best provided by a licensed electrical contractor.

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