dryer outlet


Old 05-05-03, 08:51 AM
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dryer outlet

Very little electrical knowledge here. Have a dryer that is not working. I believe the outlet may be bad. Have a voltage tester from Lowes and was told to place one wire to the middle and one to the side hole - should get 120 reading if they are working . Do the same for the other side to get 120 from there. Did this and got nothing. Could someone give me correct procedure to test this outlet without frying myself to a crisp.
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Old 05-05-03, 12:16 PM
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Have you flipped the breaker all of the way "off" and then back "on"?
Old 05-05-03, 07:57 PM
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Yes, several times. Could the breaker be bad? Instructions on how to replace the breaker would be appreciated.
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