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Washer & dryer lost power after the main breaker tripped

Some background. I am in a mobile home trailer type thing (not RV, this is stationary) in a mobile home park. Yesterday the main breaker tripped. This house has one on the inside in the electrical ...
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Dryer Cord will not go in all the way

I just moved to a new construction house. I brought my four-prong dryer cord along from my previous house and it matches up perfectly. But when I try to plug it in, it goes in about half way and will ...
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Kenmore dryer heating element heats up, but only for about a minute

Kenmore dryer heating element heats up but only for a minute. What could cause this?
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Stackable Dryer won't stay running

My stackable dryer runs for 10 second with heat then stops. I have replaced the moisture sensors, any idea on what's wrong?
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Is 20 amp line needed for washer and gas powered dryer?

I pulled some really old and rigged-up shady wiring out of my laundry room and replaced it. It was a two-wire 15 amp line to a 15-amp breaker. On it were two GFI (possibly GFCI) outlets. One was ...
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Reparing a GE stackable washer and dryer damaged by an unbalanced load

My GE stackable washer and dryer combo stopped working after I pressed the button because of a loud noise. The load was not balanced. Now the washing, spinning rinse and lid lights are flashing. The ...
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Dryer burning clothes

Dryer fills house and clothes with burnt smell even when clothes are still wet. I thought it was my old dryer so I bought a brand new one. Didn't help. Bought new vent hose, then disconnected and ran ...
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How to clean dryer ducts . Home is built on a slab

My home sits on a slab, I can only assume that the dry duct runs from the wall and under the house ( no crawl space.). there is a large pipe that exits the house on the outside where the cap is ...
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White wire when changing from 4 prong to 3 on dryer

I recently moved into a home with a 3 prong outlet for my 4 prong Kenmore dryer. I went to Home Depot to replace the 4 prong plug with a 3 to match the outlet. I was ready to install the new plug when ...
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Electric dryer heating element

One out of three coils on my electric dryer heating element has failed. Checked with ohm meter, 2 read about 36 ohms, the third reads 0. If I take the the failed coil out, will the heating element ...
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Is insulation around a dryer vent hose safe?

I live in an old apartment which does not have laundry, or even laundry hookups. Since I despise laundromats, I took it upon myself to get a portable washer which connects to a sink, and a portable ...
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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 want 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 ...
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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 away....
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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 ...