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Depending on whether you have an electrical dryer or a gas dryer, the answer will be different. I am going to assume you are in the US, and using an electrical dryer. Then the calculation goes like this: Assuming you have an electrical dryer, typical power use might be anywhere from 1800 W to 5000 W source. But let's assume the dryer you have is right at ...
Typically a 220v/30 amp Dryer circuit would utilize 10/3 with ground. According to this voltage drop table, it looks like for 100' run you would want to up-size the wire to #8 copper, to maintain voltage drop less than 3%. So you have arrived at the correct conclusion within your question to use 8/3 with ground.
10/3 is FINE for the dryer. 12/2 for the washer.
Could be the nylon drum guides have worn through. I think those are inside the front and accessible by removing the front, which is tricky but fairly easy. The sound could also be something (loose screw, sheet metal, shoelace) has worked its way into the mechanism somewhere. Either way, some dis-assembly will provide answers. From the sound, I would ...
Well, you could add a power resistor to replace the resistance you cut out. You'd have to size it properly. Although, heating elements are not inherently complex or expensive. A replacement element may be affordable.
It doesn't matter where the break is. You cannot repair the element without shortening it, which will reduce its resistance, causing it to burn hotter than it is designed to do. If you are very lucky it will just burn out again right away before setting your clothes on fire. Of course the appliance designer allowed some safety margin in the specs, because ...
First, a person selling a dryer without providing a 240V connection to demonstrate its performance, will naturally take a significant hit on his resale value. Any real effort in this regard is going to require the schematic of the dryer and some electrical chops. This forum doesn't have the capacity to convey those chops. Know your skill limits and work ...
I've recently had a problem with my gas water heater turning off frequently. When I called the manufacturer, they asked if I had a dryer in the same room. My answer was, "yes, the dryer sits next to the water heater in an open room of the basement." The rep said that was most likely the problem. When hot water heaters are in the same room with dryers, over ...
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