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scconsulting

Member Since 11 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 29 2014 09:35 PM

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In Topic: GE GTDP490ED2WS Dryer will not heat

29 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

Cool deal, thanks!


In Topic: GE GTDP490ED2WS Dryer will not heat

29 October 2014 - 09:26 PM

Well that's good to know.  I suppose it's off to grab a breaker in the morning and try that.


Thanks for all the help and info, I'll post the results when it's all back together.


In Topic: GE GTDP490ED2WS Dryer will not heat

29 October 2014 - 09:13 PM

It's the breaker.  Cycled it half a dozen times and measured the voltage and was correct.  240 from L1 to L2 and 120 from either L to neutral.  Turned on the machine, no heat.  Sent the wife out to cycle the breaker and had her wait with her ear by it while I hit the start button and she can hear half the breaker cut off, but the whole thing doesn't shut off or show fault in the little window.

 

She added that it sounds a little "sizzly crackly" when it does it, not just a click.  She's great.  Isn't that a bad problem? I mean with the breaker and all?  It sounds like my last line of defense in my house wiring is malfunctioning the one way it never should!

 

Isn't that what all that UL and other stuff is printed on all those things? So that if it fails it won't fail that one wrong way where it's still sending a ton of current through it even though something is wrong?


In Topic: GE GTDP490ED2WS Dryer will not heat

29 October 2014 - 08:36 PM

Just catching up, I had to step away for a few hours there.  Getting ready to watch the video, but I can save you some conjecture and assure you that I am not "live testing" any 240, that is above my pay grade for this job.

 

The a, b, and c that I was describing were the 3 individual legs on the 240 plug and how they read voltage respectively from post to post.  I can't really get all the way in the outlet with the meter leads, so I used the dryer plug pushed 3/4 of the way in and there was still enough post to get the meter leads on one by one.  The plug prongs are really long, and I could feel that they were engaged well and still get the meter on.


In Topic: GE GTDP490ED2WS Dryer will not heat

29 October 2014 - 05:08 PM

Ok, on the outlet there is 121 between a & b, 99 between a & c, and 19 between b & c.  Is that right?



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