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There was a popping sound at the plug on on my magtag

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There was a popping sound at the plug on on my magtag electric dryer and now it does not go on. Does it need a new fuse? the house fuses are fine when I checked for the dryer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

Hi Leslie, welcome to

I recommend the following:

1) Turn power to dryer Office

2) Unplug dryer cord, remove outlet cover and inspected outlet & male plug for damage including discoloration due to overheating.

3) Check voltage at outlet - should be ~230 volts across line 1 & line 2 and ~120 volts from each line to the neutral / ground

4) If you find any damage, let me know


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just checked male plug. Black at top prong and black at flatter prong next to it.
Dryer will not go back on when plugged back in
I really do not want to pay for an electrician if I have to get a new dryer anyway.
No clue how to check voltage but nothing comes on anyway
Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

Without checking voltage with a meter it is not possible to know what happened. It is possible that the cord/plug developed a loose connection and that the dryer may be OK if the outlet and cord are replaced...a relatively cheap repair, much cheaper than replacing a good dryer.