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 things I have no problem paying for services especially with experts like you and am most happy with the result.
- One wiring connection “ALREADY” had the white neutral wire that came originally attached to the frame and in the picture you will now see it attached to the white lead of itself on the dryer and in addition the white lead from the power cord is also attached.
- So with this configuration as it is, already has been tested in the manner you described over the phone, so I need help in figuring out what else may be causing the Dryer heat not to work.
- Again the manual says it is usually a breaker point that is tripped, but I have changed the breaker out twice now to 2 new ones. Right now it has a brand new 40-amp GE Breaker, and both meter tests OK.
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, California.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Gary.
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.
- Not all electrical panels are the same and require special attention by an experienced electrician.
- Wiring in electrical panels should be performed by a qualified electrical contractor.
- If you do not understand this then either contact me or call a professional electrician.
Please Note: This is NOT a Fault of the GE Circuit Breaker.
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