Another dimming of lights


Old 04-13-14, 02:06 PM
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Another dimming of lights

I noticed that my lights dimmed ever so faintly when my electric 240 volt dryer first kicks on. Its like a split second "difference" in light.

Is this normal voltage drop? I ask because its a 240 appliance and I am unclear.
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Old 04-13-14, 02:14 PM
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Yes it is normal.
I ask because its a 240 appliance and I am unclear.
All 120 volt circuits use one leg of the 240 plus in addition to the 240 heat you have the 120 volt motor that draws 3 or more times it's running amps when it first starts.
Old 04-13-14, 02:15 PM
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Yes.... a slight dimming is normal every time the heating element comes on. The element is a good sized load. The element also cycles to maintain the proper heat level so you may see the lights occasionally flicker anytime during the dryer cycle.
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