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Dryer booster installation forthcoming, any tips or warnings?

Background: As the title says, I'm about to (within the next week or 2) install a dryer booster for a new (to my friend, not newly built) house. The dryer vent goes through a couple bends behind the ...
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What gauge wire do I need for my dryer?

I wand to add a washer & dryer to my garage, but breaker box is on the wrong side of house. No matter which way I run the wire, its 110 feet of wire required. Will 8-3 with ground work? Or is the ...
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Dryer is making a terrible sound

Recently our dryer started making terrible noises. It sounds to me like a belt is broken, but it makes a grinding sound when turning. The noise is not constant. There is a strong burnt smell ...
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Can the dryer's heating element be saved?

I just read why you shouldn't mend a dryer's heating element or coil. What if the break just happens to be be two or three inches at the very end, or even just 1 inch from the end; can you stretch it ...
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how to test electric dryer without 240V outlet?

I received an electric laundry dryer that I want to test before installing. The new dryer is outdoors on the back porch, and a working electric dryer is installed in my basement, quite a distance ...
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Dryer Takes Too Long, Cleaned out Vent. What next?

We just cleaned out the dryer vent with a leaf blower like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO9Y5j1uhqk Unfortunately it still takes over 2 runs to dry a load. Before we did this, however, we ...
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New dryer, old outlet

We just moved into a rental and will only be there 4 months. The dryer plug is three prong and our dryer is 4. Our landlord is kind of useless so we're not sure if he'll make an effort to do anything ...
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Dryer terminal block arcing

I have an electric dryer (30A, 240V) that made a "pop" sound the other day and tripped the breaker. When I reset the breaker and turned the dryer back on, I saw arcing behind the dryer. Upon ...
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Properly Venting a Dryer

BACKGROUND INFO: We have an upstairs laundry room with the dryer vented directly into the attic space! House was built in '84, maybe had three previous owners before us. Not sure what the code was ...
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Washer “wall outlet must not be located behind dryer.”

Recently I noticed a washing machine manual which says "Wall outlet must not be located behind dryer." A quick Google search reveals this is pretty common, but what's the reason for it? I understand ...
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Repairing (Aesthetically) a rusty washing machine and dryer

I've recently purchased a home with a washer and dryer that were left on the basement floor without any padding underneath. The washer and dryer have both rusted near their bases, and the dryer has ...
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What's the minimum safe distance from the back of a dryer to a wall?

Let's say I have a side-venting dryer. If I don't need to run ductwork behind the dryer, how close can I safely place the dryer to the wall?
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How do I attach both my washer and dryer to the same NEMA 14-30 receptacle?

Currently, I have a single NEMA 14-30 plug in the laundry room. I also have an ASKO W6022 dryer (manual available here: https://www.manualowl.com/p/Asko/W6022/Manual/161455) and an LG DLEC855W dryer ...
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Converting dryer to 4 prong

I have been looking online on how to do this, but everything I see talks about an existing white cord for the ground. Here's where I'm at. The wires in front is the new cord, and in the back is how ...
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What might cause my dryer to trip the breaker labeled AC?

I've checked all the main components except the motor for continuity and they all check out fine. The AC breaker gets tripped and when flipped back on the dryer works. Dryer breaker has not tripped. ...
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Running a new 240v circuit for a dryer

I just bought a home with a gas hookup for the dryer, but I have a fairly recent, perfectly working electric dryer, so I've decided to run a 240v line instead of purchasing a new gas dryer. This is ...
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Are there transit bolts on this dryer?

We just moved into our new place and our new dryer is making strange rattling noises that sounds as if a small screw or other metal part is stuck somewhere in the machine. We checked all the ...
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Burning smell in my clothes dryer

There is a burning smell inside my clothes dryer after it runs. Does anyone know what that could be? There is no smoke (thankfully) but it definitely has a mild to medium smell or something burning. ...
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Can an electric dryer be vented into a garage?

So, I have an unheated garage, but it is insulated. It maintains above freezing due to the contact with the house, but it still gets intolerably cold. I've considered routing my electric dryer out ...
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4 prong Dryer cord not quite in all the way

I've seen similar questions on the inter webs, but in a lot of cases I think users had the wrong dryer power cord. In my case I have a 4 prong cable and a 4 prong receptacle. Despite lots of rocking ...
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30 amp dryer plug is hooked to a 40 amp double breaker, is this ok?

I just bought a home and needed to buy a new washer and dryer. The new dryers need a 30 amp plug, currently has 50 amp plug. I replaced the plug but noticed it was ran to a double pull 40 breaker, is ...
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test if dryer motor is broken

My dryer won't turn. When I push the start button, I hear a hum. If I hold it down, it will hum for a moment and then stop with a click. I've checked the door switch and the belt, and tested for ...
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Can I use a 50 amp range cord to connect a new dryer to a 50 amp receptacle?

I have read the original posts here, but just want to make sure I am correct. Just bought a new dryer (been using mother nature for the past year) I have 50 amp (double pole) breakers in my service ...
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How to install 4-prong dryer in 3-prong receptacle with 4-wire cut ground?

I bought a new dryer while living in a new construction apartment. I then moved to an older home (pre-1996 construction) with a 3-prong receptacle. I was about to buy a 3-prong plug but decided to ...
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Putting washer dryer hookups through nearby interior wall

I recently purchased a home and will soon be putting in a washer and dryer (both electric). The current hookups are in a small bathroom, but only a couple feet away is an interior wall, which on the ...
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How do I move h/c water from garage to the other side of the wall.

We just bought our first home and the previous owners had the washer/dryer in the garage. We would like to move the washer/dryer into a large closet just on the other side of the wall from where they ...
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Can I run a natural gas dryer from a portable propane tank?

I bought a modular home in the woods with no w/d hookup,I want to know if it's safe & OK to hookup a 5 gallon propane tank to a gas dryer, plug it in & dry my clothes? Do I have to change ...
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dryer vent . venting into the crawl space [duplicate]

Just bought a house no basement have a crawl space the dryer vent discharges into the crawl space . The furnace is also near by. ? Good or bad .
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Fixing squeaking dryer

My maytag bravos intelidry dryer model # medx500xwo makes a load squeaking noise. I would like to inspect the rollers but not sure how to access them. This dryer has a toe panel.
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How to vent a 2nd clothes dryer?

Bought a new washer+dryer. Old washer+dryer are still working fine, so I figured I will keep the old dryer and just dispose of the old top load washer (the new one is a nice front load). They're both ...
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Is there a “bending rigidity index” of some sort for semi-rigid aluminum ducts?

Some semi-rigid aluminum ducts bend easily and others do not. I want to purchase semi-rigid aluminum ducts online of a specific bending rigidity/stiffness that minimizes sagging but can be easily ...
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There is a brown burn mark on my dryer's vent

. Is this normal or do we need to unplug the dryer and run?
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What to do with wobbling laundry machine?

I have a laundry machine in a condo and have been using it for almost two years (I use it around 1-2 times a week). Last week when I was washing a heavy duty, I felt my laundry machine was a little ...
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New home has 240v Nema 14-30R for Electric Dryer I have A gas dryer Needing Nema 5-15R

I just purchased a 2 year old home in the laundry room on the wall for the washer & Dryer there is 1 - 120v Jack and 1 Nema 14-30R Jack. My washer only needs 5a 120v Nema 5-15R. Do I need to ...
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All Outlets on Breaker Randomly Give ~8V

All the devices on one of my breakers randomly stop working, and when checked with a multimeter, I see that the outlets are giving a voltage of ~8V rather than the ~125V I usually get. When I check ...
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Dryer doesn't heat or turn off

We have a Kenmore dryer that will not turn off, buzz or heat. It just spins the clothes dry. Any trouble shooting tips?
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How to hang a dryer vent in a basement ceiling?

I have an old house and had to rerun the dryer vent line from the first floor through the basement and then to the outside of the house. I basically replaced everything the previous owner did with ...
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Why would a dryer take 4 hours to dry after we cleaned out the vent?

Our place is 17 years old and apparently no one had cleaned out the dryer vent before now. It was extremely clogged up. While the vent was clogged, the dyer worked great - dried an average load in ...
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Is a 4 Ohm reading on a dryer heating element bad?

My electric dryer will run but wont heat. I'm not very good at electrical work, so I've spent a lot of time researching and did some testing last night. My High-Level thermostat basically fell apart ...
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Using the oven wall outlet to plug in a dryer?

Is it possible to use the 240v outlet in your kitchen for the oven to plug a dryer into? (For those of us without washer/dryer hookups) and then vent it out through the kitchen window? Thanks so much! ...
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When installing rigid dryer vent and connecting pieces

When installing rigid dryer vent and connecting pieces together do I use foil tape or those circle things you put on outside with a screw to tighten? Also is it a good idea to use duct connectors ...
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What is this thing inline with my dryer vent?

Just bought a condo with appliances included, and the dryer is underperforming. Went to check the vent hose and saw this:
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How can I route an in wall dryer vent through double top plate?

I am looking to move the washer/dryer into the 1st floor walk in closet. Part of the process is putting in a dryer vent. I have seen some in wall vents for dyers and considering that as an option. ...
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Can a dryer exhaust through PVC in a slab?

I have a single story home in California, with a concrete slab foundation and a laundry room located in the hallway. The dryer vent connection is just a PVC pipe running down into the slab, and then ...
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Why did this wire in my dryer melt?

I have an electric Kenmore dryer, actual manufacturer appears to be Inglis - model number on the sticker says "C110-8240091", though that doesn't bring up much in my online searching. It's been ...
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Is a dryer vent tube being compressed like this up to code?

There's a 4" dryer pipe in my wall that is smashed slightly in order to get it to fit into the wall made with 2v4s. Is this OK?
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Can dryer vent touch ABS pipe?

I am installing a dryer vent (using rigid aluminum vent). The vent will be running along the same path as a 1.5" ABS pipe (which is used as drain vent, so no water flows through it). Would it be a ...
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Dryer plug problem

I just got a new electric clothes dryer to replace a gas dryer. Unfortunately, I don't have an outlet that will fit the plug that came with the dryer. Can I just buy a adapter for it that can go from ...
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Can I terminate my dryer vent next to my gas meter?

Background I want to move my electric dryer. This involves moving the exhaust vent. This question is about where I can safely terminate the vent duct on the exterior of my home. I already understand ...
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NEMA 14-30 in 1-gang box

I recently wired a new laundry room for a family member's renovation project. He already had the electrical materials on hand and all of his boxes attached to the studs, so I ended up installing the ...