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How to install 4 wire plug on old Maytag dryer with two ground wires near connectors? [duplicate]

Attempting to ground older Maytag Legacy Series dryer properly with 14-30 receptacle and 4 prong plug. Can’t find a sticker with model info anywhere on the dryer. (Looked inside and out.) Two ground ...
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Should I replace my three-prong dryer outlet with a four-prong outlet since I have a ground wire?

While running wire for a new dedicated outlet, I found 10/3 supplying my 3-prong dryer outlet. Removed the receptacle and discovered that the ground wire is just sitting unconnected in the outlet box. ...
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Outlet, breaker and wire size for a single circuit used by both a washer and a gas dryer

I'm buying a stacked washer/dryer (the old style top loader washer). The dryer is gas and it will be replacing our old electric dryer. There is an outlet in the laundry room with 12/2 wire and 20 amp ...
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How to unplug heating element connector in tumble dryer

heating element 3H1907SAH in tumble dryer AEG LAVATHERM 6DBK72P. After removing side panel you see on picture the connector of the heating element. I do not know how to unplug it. first plug in the ...
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Grounding a dryer to a subpanel

Related to Grounding a 3-prong dryer plug, but with a small twist. I have a NEMA 10-30 that runs back to my main panel. Since we had a leak in the laundry room, I'm having to open the wall. I'd like ...
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Detergent spilled into lint trap

I was doing laundry and removed the lint trap to clean it before starting the load in the dryer and inadvertently spilled about a normal load size amount of liquid laundry detergent in the opening. ...
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A 4AWG wire in residential dryer wall outlet?

I was all set to replace the three-prong electrical outlet for a dryer. The plan was to change the old flush-mount with a jbox outlet and extend one of the hot wires to an adjacent jbox that holds a ...
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Making a 110/220 dryer work without a 220V outlet

I was given a Maytag dryer that was used in a house at 220v. A plaque inside reads 110/220. I replaced the wire but this only makes the light inside to work. I live in city housing, which means they ...
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What size exhaust vent for 4 clothes dyers going 60’ with 1 elbow? [closed]

What size exhaust vent do I need for 4 clothes dryers to go 60’ with 1 elbow?
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How often do dryers need to be cleaned out?

Of course I'm aware that the duct/vent should be cleaned, but I'm talking about partially disassembling the dryer itself and cleaning inside of it. In general, is this an item that should be on my ...
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Dryer buzzing and greatly hot to the touch. What is wrong and what needs to be replaced?

I have a dryer in my downstairs basement that has had the heating element replaced in the past. After it was replaced it worked fine until after a cycle. After the cycle and about 30 minutes later it ...
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Kenmore Dryer flips breaker when High Limit Thermostat replaced

I have a kenmore dryer model number 11066822694, The dryer works but did not heat up, I tested all components, and the High limit thermostat didn't have connectivity. I replace it with one from a kit,...
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Help! How do I replace a dryer vent hose that runs inside the wall. Should I just hire a professional instead of replacing it myself?

A video link is provided. I’m no expert so I don’t know if I should hire a professional instead
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Converting an obsolete 240V clothes dryer connection to useful supply for 2 radiant heat projects

I have a 240V dryer connection no longer used on a dedicated circuit and a three-wire, plus ground wire going to it. Since it's no longer in use, I was thinking of using it to supply power to 2 ...
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Installing CT-4 vent for dryer - found 2 strange small holes - what are they and should they be blocked/covered?

I recently had a CT-4 vent installed to exhaust my dryer through my attic(it was the only way). I turned on the dryer to test the connection and I felt some air blowing out. I found the culprit was 2 ...
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Is it safe to bond the neutral to the junction box in a Nema 10-30 circuit?

I have a 1940s house with a Nema 10-30 receptacle for the dryer. Halfway from the main panel, this circuit is spliced in a junction box, and in that box, I see there are only 3 wires: 2 hot and one ...
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How do I select right washer/dryer spacer for my Bosch Series 6 washer?

I have a Bosch Series 6 washer and I’m looking to get a compatible (stackable) dryer. I understand these devices should be stackable, but I think in order to do that, a spacer is needed to be put ...
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Should electric dryer work on NEMA 10-30 receptacle with 163 V to ground in commercial building with 3 phase service? USA

An animal shelter (in USA) where I volunteer has a new 240V Maytag electric dryer that will not operate (when "on" is pressed, the electronic panel gives a single brief flash of all LED's, ...
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Dryer periscope

I don't have an exterior wall to install my dryer on, so I am wondering would a dryer periscope through my floor be safe and ok to do? And then duct from the bottom of it out the exterior sheathing.
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Dryer vent clogged flow sense

I had a dryer that I was using for awhile and it started taking forever for the clothes to finish drying, it felt super moist and warm inside the dryer. I preassumed the dryer was the issue, I ...
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220v equipment in different areas of my home having intermittent issue

I live in united states. washer and dryer in laundry room in my home microwave and oven in the kitchen area has been turning off after 8-15 seconds of operation every now and then. oven displays bad ...
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Pipe Under Dryer

While remodeling my place I ran into a random pipe under my dryer. What is the for? I had to cut out a square in the metal floor and when I pulled it out, it turned out to be a pipe. I don't think ...
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Is it safe to use a dryer that’s been sitting outside for almost 2 years?

we have a dryer that’s been sitting outside for roughly two years, it’s not covered at all and has been exposed to pretty much every element, bug/rodent in our area. My husband wants to bring it in, ...
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clothes dryer electric 120v l1, 20v l2?

I'm in the midst of trying to determine why my clothes dryer isn't heating. I started with all of the usual suspects like thermal fuses and what not. Then I started to test the power source at the ...
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Clothes dryer broken exhaust fan

I have an LG DLEX8000W. One fan blade on the exhaust fan broke off. The rest of the fan is fine and I got the small broken piece out. Is it safe to still use the dryer or must I replace the fan?
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Dryer vent duct

I bought a new dryer to replace an old one. I am using the old flex duct that was connected to the old (cleaned it first). Can I attached the flex duct right to the back of the new dryer (with clamp)? ...
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Dryer vent installations

I think I have a pretty basic question… I bought a new dryer. The old dryer used a flexible vent out to the wall but also had a rigid small 90 degree elbow connecting the flex vent to the actually ...
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How can I seal my dryer vent elbows?

We have a dryer vent in our apartment that has a couple of twists and turns (due to the design of the floor plan) on its way out to the roof to vent. The twists have been done by elbow joints covered ...
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Maytag dryer not heating

Can the thermal cut off if not working cause a new outlet thermistor to fail when connecting the machine (I didn’t check it prior to installing the thermistor)
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I have a Maytag Centennial dryer that is overheating. I have replaced the thermal fuse and the heating coils. The coils are burned again after 2 days

My Maytag Centennial dryer is overheating. Have replaced thermal fuse and heating coils. Coils burned again after 2 days. What’s wrong?
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Is a divider between fridge and dryer necessary?

I recently purchased a house with laundry machines in the kitchen. There exists this small divider between the fridge and washer/dryer stack that scrapes along the fridge door and prevents it from ...
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220v Washer Dryer Machine Voltage Tolerance

I moved to an old apartment where the energy output is, in practice, between 130v and 140v (should be 127v max in an ideal world), and I have a 220v (not 240v) washing machine which was intended to be ...
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Can I install double breaker in place of single breaker?

In my electric box I have only one space for single beaker. Can I install double beaker 30amp in that place? Or I have to change all electric box? I would like to use electric dryer.
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Three unit apartment looking to have washer/dryer switch with "device" to tenants electric [closed]

Looking to see if there's a way or device that would allow a tenant to switch the washer/dryer that's in a common area to their electric breaker. This is for a three-unit that we are rebuilding and ...
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Massachusetts Gas Dryer flex supply line

I have a licensed plumber appt set next week to replace my gas dryer flex supply line with a longer line. Presently it has a 48" flex line but it restricts access needed by a drain company to ...
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240V Four Prong Outlet - Inconsistent Behavior

An odd issue arose with my dryer outlet, and I am more concerned than initially. Below are the chain of events: Dryer: Samsung dryer spun, but did not heat Replaced heating element Plugged in, did ...
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What is this discoloration in my clothes dryer drum?

I am trying to find out why there is like a burn mark inside my dryer. Can anyone help and tell me what may be causing it?
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Capacity of Kenmore gas dryer

This is Kenmore Dryer Model #78770100. I’m Trying to replace with the same size or with a bigger dryer how do I find out the capacity of this model?
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I need help identifying this screw

Our washing machine (Logik L712WM20) door glass broke and I’m trying to replace it. However I don’t know what this screw is. Does anyone know what the screw is and what tool I need to remove it?
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How to replace a stacked dryer without seemingly any moving space?

In a corner of our bathroom, we have a washing machine with a dryer stacked on top of it (see the image below). We bought this flat with both of these appliances already present. Now, we want to ...
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Rerouting an external Dryer Vent

The dryer vent in our apartment unit exits on the ceiling of our balcony and leaves lint everywhere. What's the best way to attach a dryer duct to this vent so I can redirect it off the side of the ...
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Can I safely stack a chest freezer on top of a heat pump dryer?

I live in London, UK where space is gold dust. My galley style kitchen does not have space for a freezer and dryer side by side. My only option is to stack them on top using those stacking kits. Is ...
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How to connect 14 thread pipe to 18 thread pipe

I am trying to install a gas dryer. I noticed that the gas pipe from the dryer (yellow) wouldn't lock with the gas pipe coming from the ground. They are both the same size, and I can turn for one ...
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Dryer circuit box is still showing active

The circuit box for my dryer has been tripping recently. It gives a fishy type of smell. I bought a new 30 amp circuit from LOWES to replace it. When I turned the main power off to my home through the ...
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What kind of unvented tumble dryer will reduce indoor humidity?

We had a humidity issue in our rental flat last winter - every morning all the windows were wet, and we had mold in the corners and behind the couch. (Despite venting 3+ times a day for 10+ minutes - ...
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What size connection do I need for this gas dryer hose?

Could you please tell me what size I need for this gas dryer hose? https://ibb.co/BzxSNtG https://ibb.co/3WnYrBm https://ibb.co/9nkjTGq
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60Hz dryer performance on 50Hz system

I sent a 240V/ 30A/ 60Hz dryer (LG DLEX4000B) to a friend in Europe without realizing Europe operates on 50Hz. If they plug this dryer into a 240V/ 30A/ 50Hz system, what would happen? Would the ...
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Electric Dryer Issue: Clothes Damp in Sensor Drying Mode

I have an older Whirlpool, model LER5848EQ4 electric dryer. My clothes are now coming out a bit damp when using the sensor-based drying cycle, even when set to the maximum "Heavy" dryness ...
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Kenmore 500 Series Dryer Petroleum Smell

I have a Kenmore 500 Series electric dryer. Model number 110.67542600. It produces an oil like smell that all the clothes pick up. Even when run at its minimum temperature. Is this s common issue with ...
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Why is my electric dryer losing one leg of power?

I have a dryer that has been working for 2 years, but just stopped working out of the blue. I have measured the power at the outlet and I get 240vac at the outlet. I have removed the plug connection ...
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