Heavy Duty Large Capacity Dryer
Motor 4.0 amps
Alright, I have a dryer that works but does not heat. Here's the background info:
I wasn't at my apt (actually an old house turned into a duplex) so my roomate described what he had to say. He said he smelled a burning smell when the dryer was on and immediately turned it off. Im not sure exactly what he did, but the next time I tried to use it no more burning smell, and the dryer works just like it did before, but there is no heat.
I tried buying a voltage meter thing from Home Depot. I bought a $30 one thinking since it was digital and had so many other features than the cheap one, that it would be the smarter buy since I am about to buy a house. I can't figure the damn thing out and the directions are really non existent and not worthwhile at all. So I wasn't able to get an accurate reading, but plan on exchanging it for the voltage meter for dummies to try again.
In the meantime, the plug on the dryer looks a bit out of whack. One of the prongs is really black (the others are a pretty copper color) with burning/melting on the bottom of that same prong. Picture included. I also took out the heating element and if I did it right, seems to have connectivity. Could the problem be the plug/outlet?
Im sure the only way to know for sure is to check with the meter, but I figured I would ask this until I have time to exchange my meter and get back to my apartment (I stay with my gf the majority of the time). Please remember, I am true to the word grasshopper and not the most fix it savvy, but willing to learn (especially being that Im purchasing my first home).