I bought a used electric dryer and the connection that came with it says it's 30amp. I also have an old school plug in my wall that doesn't go with the connection provided. My current plug has 3 equal lengths that are like this
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But the one that comes with it is almost the same but has an L shape on the top plug that looks something like this
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So I assumed that I had to find a new connection that looked like this
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with 30 amps. Which I had no luck with.
So the man at home depot gives me a 50 amp connection that is also an 8 gauge. It seems like the one that came with a dryer is a 10 gauge, not sure if it makes a difference. So I came home and thought I'd take a look at the breaker. The breaker is 30amps for the dryer, the plug on the wall says 50amps and the dryer says 120/280V- 23A and it also says 120/240V-26A. So what do I do next? How can I fix this problem? Mind you, I have never dealt with anything like this before and I am also a woman lol. I recently purchased a brand spanking new Samsung gas dryer but the new apartment complex we moved into doesn't have a gas line so I am stuck using an electric dryer that I bought at a yard sale today for $50.