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Maytag Dryer LD69806AAE Doesn't Start

We have a Maytag Dryer Model # LDG9806AAE in our rental property. Our tenant said it stopped working so I checked it out today. When I pressed the "power" button. I hear a buzzing sound but the drum ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can a washer and dryer be next to a water heater?

I have a GE gas dryer (DSXH47GGWW) that is currently next to an exterior basement wall. I'd like to move it to the opposite wall (shared with the crawl space) right next to the water heater next to ...
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What type of dryer best handles long exhaust vents?

I have a very long exhaust line (about 5 meters) from the dryer and have issues with moisture staying in it when I do laundry. Since the old dryer broke down, I am now shopping around for a new dryer ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?

In my apartment, I have a 4 wire 240V receptacle for a dryer where the neutral is not connected, only the 2 hots and ground. Is this configuration permitted for a dryer circuit? An electrician and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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GE gas dryer noise - is this from motor?

Hi I'm trying to fix my 13 year old dryer. It's started to have squeaking noise but I was able to fix that by replacing the front and rear bearing. Now it's starting to have this noise and I think ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I troubleshoot my Kenmore dryer that doesn't heat up?

I have a Kenmore 110.64642400 that has just started acting up. It spins fine, using the timed dry function the timer knob advances (although not in the auto dry function), but it never heats up. ...
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Help identify this electric clothes dryer part from an Asko T701 dryer?

I just replaced the drum rollers on my Asko T701 electric clothes dryer. As I was removing the front frame to access the rollers, this metal part fell out (the Sharpie is just there for scale): I ...
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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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What would cause a clothes dryers thermal cutoff to keep tripping?

I have Kenmore dryer model 110.96588210. For about 10 years it worked flawlessly. Then, its thermal cutoff started blowing in an unreasonable frequency. Since the hi-limit thermostat must be replaced ...
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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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Is it possible to use a dryer vent as a heat source in the winter?

Is it possible to attach a diverter to an electric clothes dryer vent so it can help heat my house in the winter? Seems like such a waste to blow it all outside. I imagine you'd need some sort of ...
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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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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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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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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 can I modify this dryer vent cap to keep lint from getting trapped?

As mentioned in this question I installed this dryer vent cap on my roof As you can see, there is a gap between the flashing and the cap, presumably to let water out if it gets in. This is ...
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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 it safe to install a three pronged wire into a four pronged dryer?

I just moved into an old home that has a three pronged wall jack as shown below: I have a newer dryer that has a four pronged wire. Please see the back of the dryer, I've removed the four pronged ...
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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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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 ...