We've swapped out a three-prong dryer cord with a four-prong one but not wanting to plug it in and potentially blow something up. Approach from here?
We have a Maytag 5000 Series with Steam dryer (as far as I can tell, this is the manual
) and have just moved it to a new house. It had a three-prong adapter to a 120V connection at our old house but the new place has a four-prong connection (which I'm assuming, from what I've read) is 240V.
I purchased a four-prong power cord (Amazon
) and swapped out the cords (using this guide
) but decided to stop before plugging it in and go "hmm, this is a 120V device..."
Since then, calling and searching haven't really turned up anyone trying to do this---I have yet to find stories of people blowing out their dryers with too much voltage and similarly haven't found much about people trying to run them on different circuits with success or failure besides a couple people trying to run a 240V dryer on a 140V circuit. I found a few references to the existence of transformers for this situation but not a lot about installing them or whether that's appropriate or not.
Is there a simple way to approach this problem so that we can have laundry this week or should we just scrap it and get a new dryer?