I recently had an electric dryer fail and I have been unable to determine the reason. All of the obvious items within it to check for (as mentioned in many youtube videos on such appliance repairs) all were in proper working order.
When I first checked the line-to-line voltage at the socket where the dryer cord plugged into, I measured around 208Vac. That seemed a bit low and the dryer is spec'ed for 220/240Vac. After trying to make several attempts at repairing the dryer, including carefully taking some measurements at various points with it plugged in, I checked the voltage at the socket again... To my surprise, I was only reading about 160Vac line-to-line.
Clearly that is way low.
I also did not see any evidence of short circuits or melted/scorched connections and wiring inside the dryer. Also, the circuit breaker for the dryer circuit was not tripped at all at any time from first noticing the dryer no-start situation to during the troubleshooting.
Before I contact a local electrician, I figured I'd ask here. What would cause a circuit that is supposed to be 220/240V line-to-line to only be about 160V line to line??