Should a 30 amp, 2 pole breaker be hot on both "breakers"?
Just bought a new house. Old Magic Chef dryer runs but has no heat. I took it apart, checked all the t-stats and the thermal fuse for continuity. Everything checked out ok.
I went to the electrical panel and used my tester to check both "breakers" of the circuit - it's 2 in 1.
The top breaker is hot. The bottom one is not.
I replaced the breaker and I'm finding the same problem.
Should both breakers be "hot" - that is, have a current?
Far as I can tell electric dryers use one circuit to heat, the other to tumble, etc.
If one of those breakers is somehow not getting power, that would explain the problem. But why isn't the breaker getting power?