I recently stacked my dryer on top of my washer only discover that, from the dryer's new position, its cord was just a few inches too short to reach its outlet.
What to do? One option is to move the outlet, but I’d like to avoid this as it would involve expense and hassle (e.g. getting my landlord’s approval).
I'm curious about using an extension cord with the dryer. (Such as this one)
Several questions: Would this pose any safety issues? If so, how can they be mitigated?
Could this pose legal issues, or complications with apartment or building insurance? If so, where might I look for more information?
Curiously, where I live - Quebec, Canada - dryer cords all seem to be 4.5 feet long. I'm unclear on why longer ones aren't readily available. If this is due to a law or regulation, where might I look to get details about it?
Several comments and an answer suggest swapping the existing cord for a longer one. I'd put this idea aside because the dryer is an LG and seems to use non-standard connectors for the cable. Here's a picture of the access panel:
The dryer cords I've seen online all seem to use moulded ring terminals, which these are not. Does anyone know what these white plastic connectors are called? How would I search for a dryer cable with this type of connector?
For anyone curious about the access panel / power cord terminals on an LG DLE3500W, here are a few photos.