Voltages Not Starting

Performa by Maytag Electric Dryer


If the problem with your Performa electric dryer is that is not starting or heating in any of the cycles. The problem could be the voltages at the terminal block.

When you connect the dryer to the wall outlet, electricity flows through the power cord to the terminal block.

From the terminal block electricity flows to the timer. In order for the dryer to be able to work, it has to have the right ac voltages at the terminal block. The voltages should be as follows.

When you take a reading with the dryer connected to the wall outlet between the terminal on the middle and the terminal on the left the reading should be about 120 ac volts. When you take a reading between the terminal on the middle and the terminal on the right the reading should be about 120 ac volts.

When you take a reading between the terminal on the right and the terminal on the left, the reading should be about 240 ac volts.

If you don’t get those readings, the problem could be a blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker, a bad wall outlet, or a bad power cord.

Listen, you need to know how to use a voltmeter to check the voltages at the terminal block.

To see how to check the voltages at the terminal block in a Performa electric dryer, view the video below  

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