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Can I use a 1/8 water supply line for a dryer with steam refresh option?

I have a whirlpool steam refresh dryer that is not next to the washer or a water pipe. Can I use a 1/8" flexible pipe tapped into a pipe and then increase to fit on the dryer?
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Timer on dryer stopped working

The timer on our Maytag dryer seems to have died/stopped working and I would like to replace it myself: What I mean by "died/stopped working" is that the timer no longer decrements and mechanically ...
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What could have caused the burnt electronics smell in my Kenmore washer and dryer?

I have a Kenmore washer and dryer (both electric) in a separate laundry room. We came home yesterday after being out, only to find a HORRIBLE smell in the laundry room. At first I thought of ...
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White lithium safe to lubricate a dryer?

My dryer is squeaking something fierce. It is a GE gas dryer, approximately 10 years old (model DBB3300GA2WW, U.S.). The noise is so bad that with it being in the corner of the basement, and me being ...
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Two dryers connected to the same exhaust via a “Y”. Backdraft problems?

I have two dryers (one gas, one electric) and their exhaust pipes are merged with a "Y" to a common exterior exhaust. I'd like to keep it that way to minimize cuts through the wall (and eventually I ...
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Connecting dryer vent in new window

We just had some old windows replaced with glass block in the basement. The installers added a window with an attachment to vent the clothes dryer but, of course, it's different to the one in the old ...
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How can I find where the dryer vent is broken or clogged?

I live on the second floor of a three story condo building.We had a company come in to clean our dryer venting, and they said they could not pull a vacuum.The company said that that the venting is ...
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Can I vent my dryer into the crawl space without creating mold and moisture problems?

We have a crawl space with a combination of sandy and clay soil in it. The crawl space is about 3' deep. To eliminate a long dryer vent run, I'd like to vent the dryer directly into the crawl space. ...
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Gas Dryer suddenly trips any GFCI Outlet immediately upon being plugged in, but works fine in non GFCI

I have a Maytag Centennial gas clothes dryer in my laundry room. It is connected to a non-gfci outlet which is downstream of another outlet with built in gfci. It has been connected like this and ...
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Dryer vent passing through two wooden beams. Is it safe?

I have a dryer vent that exits the house wall through two wooden beams. The vent is built using two corner rigid pieces and one long rigid aluminum piece. The long rigid piece is the one that passes ...
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Why would there be a 50 amp plug on a 30 amp appliance?

I have an old conveyor dryer, which my office purchased used some time ago, just sitting in storage. The dryer is for silk screen t-shirts and has a large heating element and a variable speed conveyor ...
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Can I avoid installing the water inlet if I don't use the steam cycles?

I have a dryer with steam cycles (Model # WGD49STBW), and I don't plan on using the steam cycles. Can I skip installing the hose to feed water to the unit? I'd like to know if there are any benefits ...
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My dryer heating element broke in two: Can I just wrap the ends together?

I have a Whirlpool Estate dryer that recently quit drying. I narrowed the problem down to the heating element, then removed the element assembly and found a clean break in the coil at one end. A ...
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Why two external dryer vents?

In the back of my house I see two external dryer vents. I am sure one isn't for the dryer. I live in a townhouse and all the townhouses have these two vents so its not a reroute job.
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What should I do about a stubborn screw on the middle of a dryer cord connection?

I am attaching a 3 prong dryer cord to a dryer. The middle connection is being stubborn. The screw gets to a certain point and is stuck. It will not tighten and the connection is very loose. Can I ...
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Gas pipe to dryer has wrong adapter

A gas tech had told me that we have a wrong type of adaptor connected to steel elbow. See image below. The gas tech pointed to the elbow joint, but did not tell me what kind of joint I needed to ...
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Can a gas dryer convert into electric?

We purchase a Kenmore stackable washer/ gas dryer can the gas dryer convert into electric? Cause we found out we don't have a gas line in laundry area.
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Why Is My Dryer Vent Electrically Charged

I recently purchased a home built in the 1980s. When I went to hook up my 3-pronged dryer cord (with L), I noticed the outlet is the old 3-prong (all straight) typically used for ranges. I switched ...
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What is the proper wiring for a NEMA 14-30 240v receptacle?

We moved into a resale home, the previous owners had a Gas Dryer, we have an Electric. The laundry room has a NEMA 14-30 receptacle installed. I hooked up our brand new dryer and it didn't get power. ...
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Can you vent electric dryer into furnace return?

I've got an electric dryer currently vented outside: Behind the door to the right is our heat pump furnace: I was thinking about, during the winter, venting the dryer (properly filtered for lint) ...
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Is there a better solution than a lint trap for venting a clothes dryer indoors?

My condo association does not allow installing a dryer vent to outdoors, so I am forced to vent my dryer into a lint trap. Unfortunately the trap I have does not catch all the dust, and the rooms ...
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Dryer wont heat

I opened the back panel of the dryer and noticed that there was no continuity in the high limit thermostat. I suppose I need to change it. I then noticed that one half of the heating element was ...
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heating element for a dryer how to know if it is damaged

If the heating element metal plate between the (stacked) 5 roll coil element is cracked more than half way could that cause the thermal switch to burn out
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Can I convert a 240V dryer to 120V?

I have a stackable washer dryer combo. The dryer works on 240V and the washer works 120V, but they have 1 control panel. I don't have 240V in my new apartment, and am hoping to have the power cord ...
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Why won't this 3/8 male connector for a natural gas dryer fit a 3/8 female connector?

First off, I changed the Natural Gas orifice to a factory ordered LP orifice, I am not just trying to hook up a LP line to a natural gas dryer without setting the dryer up correctly for LP. My ...
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How can I remove the condensate pump from a Miele dryer?

I can't figure out how to remove the condensate pump of a Miele tumbler dryer. The pump is locate at the center bottom at the back of the dryer. I can shift it back and forth a bit, but don't see any ...
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Should I connect the ground to the box when relocating a dryer to the basement?

The dryer cord is a three wire cord, I am installing a new dryer outlet in the basement, the previous outlet wire was a 4 wire cable with ground attached to the metal box, I am replicating the same ...
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What could be wrong with my dryer timer?

Mom's dryer timer quit working a while ago and I told her not to leave it with time on, but she did anyways ("If you turn it to zero it will never turn back on!") Now, if the timer is turned to any ...
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Clothes Dryer will not heat up

I have a Samsung clothes dryer that stopped heating up. Here's what I've tried so far: verified that the 30 amp breaker is working fine verified 120/240v at the relay verified 9ohms across the ...
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How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?

I've just moved house and my clothes dryer has a four prong plug but on the wall there's a three prong socket. Do adapters exist for this? Or do I need to get a new cord for my dryer? Or is there ...
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My dryer vent was setup to go thru the wall, up 2 stories, to my roof

My dryer vent was setup to go thru the wall, up 2 stories, to my roof..... I have a major problem with this type of setup, as every couple of months, my dryer starts taking forever to dry. When I open ...
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Can we capture the hot, humid air from a gas-powered clothes dryer during winter?

During winter we run a gas-powered heater and evaporative humidifier to maintain indoor air quality. Meanwhile, every day (big family!) we run a gas-powered clothes dryer which dumps hot, humid air ...
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Any way to determine capacity of old washer/dryer?

My parents have a Whirlpool washer (model LA7000XS) and dryer (model LE7080XSW0) from 1987. They want to replace them, but want to make sure the capacities of the new washer and dryer are at least as ...
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Where does the ground wire go in a 3-prong dryer cord configuration?

We moved to a new place where the dryer connection is 3-prong instead of 4-prong. The dryer was originally 4-prong, so we bought a 3-prong cord and installed it. It works fine, except I am not ...
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Why does my dryer get too hot?

I've just moved houses and set up our dryer in the new house. It seems to get much hotter than it used to: hot to touch on the top surface, and my wife said it smelled like charcoal. The two things I ...
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Can I have a washer, electric dryer, oil tank, and oil burner all in the same room?

Is it safe to have the washer and an electric dryer in a basement room with an oil tank, oil burner for water baseboards and water heater?
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How can I connect my 30 amp electric dryer to a 50 amp plug?

I bought a used electric dryer and the connection that came with it says it's 30amp. I also have an old school plug in my wall that doesn't go with the connection provided. My current plug has 3 ...
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Can I just glue the “fin” thing back onto my dryer?

Not sure the right name of the part, but it's one of the "fins" on the inside. One of them came off, and looking at it tells me there were screws going through the drum to hold it in. The screws fell ...
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What could be causing my condensation dryer to have standing water under the heating exchanger?

Our zanussi zdc68560w condensation dryer leaks water from the heat exchanger. There is water in the water tank but also some is leaking from the front of the machine and sitting water under the heat ...
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Why won't my dryer tumble?

I have a GE dryer (MODEL #DSXH43EF0WW) and it stopped working this morning. The light still comes on when I open the door and the dryer will make a humming sound when I press the start button, but it ...
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How do I stack a washer and dryer without a stacking kit?

I have a Samsung front-load washer and dryer that I want to stack. The original stacking kit (SK-2A) is no longer available, but looks like this: The replacement stacking kit (SK-3A or SK-5A) is ...
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Whatzit? Name this dryer or washer thing-a-ma-bob

I am victorious! I have my new LG washer and gas dryer installed. After a weekend of pain and suffering. Well, at least a few trips to Home Depot. All's done except...I'm left with this one part. I ...
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Do dryer sheets interfere with the dryness sensors in a dryer?

I have always used dryer sheets, specifically, to remove the static from my clothes. I purchased a new High Efficiency Dryer/Washer combo from LG, and they sate that if you use Dryer sheets, you void ...
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Can a dryer be vented through the roof?

In my home the dryer vent is set up to vent out into an enclosed back porch. The problem is that all sorts of lint (and heat) get pumped out into that enclosed area and makes a mess. Directly above ...
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How can I tell if there's an electrical issue or if I have a bad dryer?

I purchased a dryer from Sears: recently, which didn't work upon being connected. I performed a couple electrical checks (more on that in a moment), then called them up and told them that it was dead ...
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Extremely long dryer vent line, non efficient dryer

my house is older, and my Dryer vent line runs the length of my house, which is approximately 30 feet. I am constantly sucking water out of my vent line. My new dryer still takes forever to dry ...
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GE model numbers

I'm trying to order some drum slides, Upper Drum support, felt drum seal and timer for a 15-20 year old GE electric cloths dryer. Contacting GE as well as the owners manual and several sites on the ...
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How common is it for new homes to have gas-only dryer hookups?

I am relocating my dryer. I had the gas line relocated and a dedicated circuit put in for the washer and dryer. The original location had the option for an electric dryer. We have a gas dryer and ...
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What is this, and can my dryer work without it?

My clothes dryer had about a quarter of the rope in the image hanging out from inside the door. By pulling it the rest of it came out. Looks like some sort of gasket that's broken. Questions: Does ...
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Curcuit breaker not accesible

My dryer stopped working and I found out that the circuit breaker (fuse) had burnt out. I measured the voltage in the socket and it's none. I live in an older house in USA and the cable is inside the ...