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Getting power to the machine is the easy part. The neutral goes to the silver screw in the center, and the two hots go to the brass screws on either side. Now the machine is powered. Safety ground is the hard part. You really want that. If you have a 4-wire cable with NEMA 14-30, you're all set. If you have a 3-wire cable with NEMA 10-30, you ...
If you're going to a 3-wire cord (not recommended), you'll connect the white neutral/ground wire to the green ground screw. The on the terminal block you'll have L1, neutral, and L2. Here's a diagram from a random Kenmore electric dryer installation manual. Here's another diagram from a random Kenmore electric dryer installation manual, this time ...
On a 4-wire cord , the middle screw is presumably where the neutral wire is connected. On a 3 wire (and the whole reason 3 was replaced with 4) neutral and ground are the same. So white and green are connected, at least until you get around to running a 4-wire outlet. Normally detailed instructions are in the owners manual for your dryer - not infrequently ...
Actually if you look closely, I think that I can see one potential issue. The hose might be crimped; you should check that and maybe pull the dryer away from the wall.
Do I have anything to worry about? No. The air coming out of the dryer vent is not hot enough to ignite anything. Otherwise they would require a double walled vent pipe. Try putting your hand on the pipe while it is running. You will see it doesn't really get very hot. Good luck!
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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.
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