In my my 1 bedroom condo I have an electrical panel 100 AMP photo below, I'm looking to install a 240V dryer plug. I currently have a washer dryer in one combo that runs on a 120V outlet with water hook up already installed. I just wanted to know if this is possible as I would like to eventually switch to a separate washer, and ventless dryer which runs on a 240V outlet.

Electrical panel

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    Can you get us the physical dimensions of this panel? (height by width) Oct 27, 2021 at 11:46

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The good news: you could move breaker 11 to 1 or 9 and then put a double breaker in 10/11.

The bad news: these panels have a very bad reputation. See https://inspectapedia.com/fpe/Federal_Pioneer_Panel_Safety.php and Federal Pioneer panel safety for some details. It is a good idea to get a reputable electrician to check the panel and possibly replace it.

  • The French on the label suggests this unit is a Canadian model, which have far fewer problems than the US models.
    – nobody
    Oct 27, 2021 at 11:35
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    @nobody -- the OG stabloks are bad news even in Canada -- the Schneider-built ones may be better, but it's hard to tell Oct 27, 2021 at 11:45
  • +1 for the Bad News
    – FreeMan
    Oct 27, 2021 at 12:09

FYI, here is how your panel is phased (behind the curtain). Notice how 240V breakers are positioned so half is on each phase. Your 30A/240V dryer breaker will need the same.

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Remember you must use /3+ground cable to a dryer. Using /2+ground is not allowed, because dryers need neutral, and the exemption that once allowed bootlegging ground off neutral has been gone for decades.


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