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Experience:  29 years as a Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, 5 year college Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma in Digital Electronics, Former Illinois Licensed Home Inspector
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I received a whirlpool dryer as a gift. I followed the mfg.

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I received a whirlpool dryer as a gift. I followed the mfg. instructions as to how to hook up a 3 wire hard wired installation. The dryer will not start could you please help me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** Iwill be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Do you have a NEMA rated 10-30R wall receptacle installed?

2) Do you have an AC voltmeter available to confirm the voltages at the dryer wall receptacle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i do not have awall receptcal thisnuni is hard wired 3 wire connection 10 gauge.i do not hace a volt meter available and what should i read at th panel
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
WHAT VOLTAGE SHOULD I BE READING AT THE DRYER? THIS IS A NEW DRYER
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
HI KEVIN DID YOU MY ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS?
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

At the wall receptacle (NEMA 10-30R), you need to measure 240 volts across both of the angled slots on the receptacle and 120 volts from each angled slot to the "L" shaped receptacle slot.

You need a wall receptacle (a NEMA 10-30R) to act as the "means-of-disconnect". Dryers are never hard-wired, they are always cord & plug connected from the dryer to a wall receptacle.

Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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