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Old 01-09-2006, 10:11 AM   #1
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i moved into a new house this weekend and put a new dryer outlet in to match the male end of the cord.

the dryer works, and tumbles, but doesnt get very hot. i was wondering if i didnt wire it correctly, if the dryer would get power, but not get very hot...or would it just not work at all.

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I'm guessing you are wired correctly. feel the back of the dryer. If that is real hot you may not have an adequate vent or it might be restricted.HS..

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You did it backwards. You must match the cord to the wall receptacle, not the other way around.

I suspect you have it miswired and are only getting 120v to the heater.

Can you explain exactly what you have and how it is wired?
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you are right on pete.....i had one of the hots switched with the neutral (the red switched with the white), so i was only getting 120...i made the switch and it is working great.

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oh...and i didnt replace the outlet to match the plug...there was no outlet, just a pre-wired box. otherwsie, replacing the plug would have been the way i would have gone.
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