I put a screw driver between my outlet and cord and it blew up. How do I fix it?
I tried puttind on a new receptical.
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So, did this trip the Circuit Breaker?
What do you need assistance with at the moment to get you going?
When I did it, I forgot it was on and it blew up. I bought another plug in and it didn't work, and so I bought a used dryer, I put all the parts to the receptical in, but it is still not turning on. I put the ground wire on top(the round one) then red and black in the sides that look like a plug in, and then I put white wire on the bottom where there is an l shape. Do I need to scrape the four wires of to get a fresh start on the wires?
so this a dryer Outlet?
yes, the red and black go to the sides, the neutral (white) to the L and the ground to the round opening screw
So, you say that is how you connected it back?
I tried, I put the ground wire on the circle one, and it still won't turn on. Should I cut the wire off and put new wire in there?
Have you tested the dryer outlet with a Voltage tester? How do you know there is no power?
did the dryer come with a 4 prong cord? or did you change that also?
It came with a 4 prong cord. I don't know what to get to test the voltage?
have you reset the breaker?
and it rest OK? didnt trip back out?
I turned it off and then on again.
have opened the back of the dryer to see whee the cord is connected to the terminals?
sounds like you have the dryer receptacle properly wired
The dryer is a different one and it should be okay.
so, you changed dryers because the first one did not work?
if you dont look, how do you know?
Actually, I am afraid to do that. I just know it is in the receptical, because it blew up and it hasn't worked since.
ok, what started the problem. I missed something.
My dryer belt came off and I could not afford to pay the guy to come out and fix it. I ordered a dryer belt and put it on, but I had to take the dryer
completely apart and I had to move the dryer. I forgot the electricity was on and I stuck a screw driver between the plug and the receptical to get it apart
ok, with ya so far
and the electricity blew up. I have put on new cord on the dryer and everything and nothing worked. so I got a new dryer and it still doesn't work.
ok, just making sure of events
and if the dryer cords were installed properly
4 prong cords have to be wired correctly also
are the wires burned or charred inside the receptacle after you put the new one in?
they need to be clean so you see copper
I put a whole new receptical on. So I guess I should clean the wire and hope that will solve the problem?
If you get it clean, and wired with the red and black to the outside, the white to the bottom L, and the ground to the round opening. It will be wired properly. So if you turn on the breaker and nothing happens, the breaker could have been damaged or the cord on the dryer is not correct.
There isnt anything else between. The breaker to receptacle, and then to the dryer
God bless you
God bless you Tommy.
Contractor-40 Years in the ElectricalTrade