Originally Posted by jrclen
I assume you tried turning the circuit breaker off and then back on? Next, open the panel and very carefully measure voltage between the two poles of the circuit breaker that feeds the dryer. Black to red. With the dryer unplugged. You should read 240 volts or very close to that.
OK, worked late yesterday...just tested the voltage across the red & black screw heads on the breaker. Strange reading:
started out at 239v, then 2 seconds later while I was holding the multimeter probes on the screw heads, the voltage started fluctuating and then settled in at 68v (the same as across the Y-X positions on the receptacle).
I remeasured a couple times and once it started at 240 then a few secs went to 68v; 2nd time it just stayed at 68v. Then I measured red to neutral bar (122v) and black to neutral bar (48v).