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surjin

06:45AM | 10/06/04
Member Since: 10/05/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I have an older (15-20yrs) speed queen electric dryer and I just moved into a house with a 3-prong power receptacle. The dryer had a 4-prong cord so I switched it out with a new 3-prong cord. This is the first time I've tried to use the dryer since it's been in storage for about 1 year. The old 4-prong cord connected to black, red, white and green conncectors on the back of the dryer. With the new 3-prong cord, the only way I could get power to the dryer was to connect to the red and white (green went to the ground). Nothing is connected to the black post. Now it will start, but quits after about 5 seconds everytime. Vent is clear and not crimped. Any suggestions?? Thanks.

Rob

appliguy

10:16AM | 10/06/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

*Sounds* like you may be sending 220 volts to the 110 volt motor = a strange noise from the motor and it will shut off on the motors built in safety switch....unplug the dryer before any (further) damage is done.

**The dryer had a 4-prong cord so I switched it out with a new 3-prong cord.**

This may help....

http://www.applianceaid.com/general.html#3to4

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/
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