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What is this dryer part?

My dryer was "kathunking" and when I opened it up, I found this wedged between the drum and the side wall. The dryer is an LG DLE7050V. The part number on the part itself is 3350EL3007 ...
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Samsung Dryer wont heat

Samsung dryer. Model: dve45n5300w/a3 The dryer still runs but it wont heat. According what I read on the net, the most likely problem is the heating element. I pulled out the heating element housing ...
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Crossed red and black wires on dryer. Dryer electrical still works

[ Ran 2 loads but did smell a burning smell initially. Tried using dryer again and now won’t run. Powers up but when I hit the start button I hear a clicking sound. Help… This is the clicking part ...
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Stacked Washer/Dryer not getting enough power

I just got a brand new stacked GE washer/dryer. I have a 30A breaker and I am running 10/2 with a 3 prong outlet. The breaker is double pole and I have the black wire in one and white in the other and ...
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Dryer door switch

I have a Malber dryer (model TD700). They don't make them anymore. The door switch is broken. I would like to replace it. I can't buy a Malber one because they don't make them. I don't care if the ...
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How to access door switch for a Kenmore Elite Dryer?

I have a Kenmore Elite electric dryer and the door switch appears to have failed. But I'm not sure how to access the switch. It appears to be a very similar switch on many models (so the guides I'...
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If I live in the US Southwest, would a heat pump or conventional dryer use less energy?

Suppose I live in Poway, CA (weather), where temperatures are roughly between 50 and 90 F throughout the year and relative humidity is generally between 40 and 60%. With climate change the highs have ...
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Why would a Whirlpool dryer only blow hot air?

This question is for a Whirlpool Model WED5840SW0 dryer. My dryer stopped working altogether after running hot for an entire cycle. I replaced the thermal fuse and then tried to run a cycle. No matter ...
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Ok for dryer socket to be in surface box with box extension?

I'm replacing my dryer. Old one came with the house. There is a NM 10/3 plus ground cable coming out of the floor of the laundry closet with about 4 feet loose in the closet, and attached to a 4-pin ...
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Dryer plug different from wall connection [duplicate]

I have a new out building with a laundry room. The wall plug in the new laundry room is not the same as the plug on the dryer. Do I need a new dryer or can I get a new cable for the dryer? Here is ...
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Can 4 wire 240v circuit 30amp also support a 120v outlet

I'm planning to run a four 10g wire 30 amp circuit to supply 240v for an electric dryer. I'm wondering if I can add a 120v outlet to this and only use one outlet at a time on the same circuit, instead ...
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What is this green wire on my dryer for?

I recently bought a used washing machine and dryer and am in the process of hooking them up. What should I do with this green wire attached to the back of the drier? Edit: The dryer, a Kenmore 80 ...
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Why did the dryer stop working shortly after moving and changing cord to four prong?

I have a Whirlpool LER7646EQ2 dryer. We moved recently and I had to change the cord from three prong to four prong to match the new outlet. It seemed to heat at first, but then four hours later I ...
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can I use UF B cable to wire a dryer?

Can UFB cable be used for wiring my dryer? Normally I'd just run some NM able, but I found a good deal on 8 AWG UF B and wonder if this is code compliant (NEC 17) or not....or maybe there is another ...
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Coupling 24" and 36" 3/8 flex gas tubing for dryer to form 60"

Would it be okay to use a male-male flare union adapter to couple two flex gas lines together to make a 60" one for a gas dryer? I had read stuff in the past about longer lengths of tubing ...
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Dryer calls for 1/8" NPT plug - why not just direct connection?

Any ideas why this dryer gas connection diagram calls for the "1/8" NPT Pipe Plug" - why isn't it just calling for a direct connection to the gas supply instead of having something that ...
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What to use to fill holes and spaces all over dryer lint screen frame that capture lint when drying

My LG dryer lint trap has a plastic frame with numerous tiny useless nonfunctioning corners,crevasses,holes, etc which fill up with lint and require a toothpick and vacuum to clean out. I would like ...
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My dryer isn't fully exhausting to the outside?

I recently bought a townhouse which has laundry in the finished basement. I noticed that our clothes took a bit more than an hour to dry in the dryer, so I wondered if there were any lint blockages. I ...
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How to use non-standard dryer outlet?

The summary: I have a dryer that I've owned for likely a decade now. I believe it came with a three-prong cable (where the grounding is pulling double-duty on one of the three prongs.) However, in my ...
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Is this dryer vent installed correctly?

Should I add those vent straps? It seems pretty sturdy, but I want to be certain. Is it even in a good location on the wall? Everyone I spoke with said it looks fine, but still a little strange to me ...
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Troubleshooting repeatedly clogged drier vent

I have a new house (Oct 2020, am first occupant) and a new LG dryer (bought it when I moved in). The duct runs to the outside a few feet away, where there's a screen and a flap (lift the flap and ...
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Whirlpool Dryer Shuts Itself Off

I have a Whirlpool LEW0050PQ dryer. The dryer works and will run a full cycle, but there is an issue getting it started. I'll set it to any dry setting and hit start. The dryer will run anywhere from ...
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Can a gas dryer leak CO thru a second dryer via a y vent connection?

We have a second stackable electric dyer on the first floor that is vented via a Y vent connection from our primary gas dryer in the basement. The electric dryer actually gets warm when the gas dryer ...
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Is the exhaust from an electric dryer harmful?

We seem to have an exhaust leak from the dryer, as I can smell it when it's run. Is this an urgent issue? Since it's not gas, the exhaust should just be warm air, right? (though in that case, why can ...
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Whirlpool Dryer powers on but won't spin

My gas front-load Whirlpool dryer powers on but won't spin The blow fan spins fine The idler pulley seems to be fine, the belt is in tact and is tight. (though I did replace the idler pulleys wheel ...
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Dryer heating element repair? [duplicate]

A dryer heating element has snapped: is there any reason why it can not be bridged via soldering or a butt splice? Kenmore Model 110.66642500
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Dryer Vent Rough-In - New Construction - Stucco

I'm a DIY'er doing a complete to the studs remodel. I'm getting tripped up on a minor detail that I would prefer to get right. My goal is to get the dryer vent pipe penetration properly flashed and ...
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Dryer voltage not right

My dryer won’t start. I’ve had the timer switch replaced and still nothing. The outlet in the wall reads the 240/120/120 from both the socket itself and the backside. The plug for the dryer is reading ...
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Ground screw inverted - Converting 3 prong dryer to 4 prong

I’m trying to change the cord on a second-hand dryer that came with a 3 prong cord to a 4 prong to match the outlet I have. I have a decent sense of what I need to do to match up the hot-neutral-hot ...
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3-Wire Dryer Connection Works with Dryer at Home, But Not At Other House--socket tests ok though

This one is really odd... I have a 3 wire Samsung Dryer that was not turning on at my MIL's house -- but the outlet and the bare cord (I was super-careful) show 220 across the two hot legs. But when ...
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Dryer vent coming up out of the ground

We recently moved into a house and hooked up a new (LG) washer and dryer. The dryer was showing us an error message related to decreased performance due to poor venting exhaust. I went outside to see ...
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Strain relief removal on LG Dryer

I have a LG dryer that I need to change the power cable from 4 wire to 3. The existing cable has an rubber strain relief around the cable. It does the job well as I cannot remove the cable. I would ...
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Dryer & Stove share breakers in 1972 apt

Question1: Why would one hot from the stove be wired into the dryer breaker and one hot from the dryer be wired into the stove breaker? Each has a separate neutral and both are grounded with their ...
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Is a dryer connection with the G and W connected at the plug safe?

I have a dryer plug ,4 prong that is looped from ground to neutral .is this safe?
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How can I install my dryer exhaust - Should I contact the builder?

I am trying to install my new LG dryer exhaust in a new build home and the part attached to the wall just fell off. Should I contact the builder? I have done this before and it was not as complicated. ...
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Help – keep garage dry and well-ventilated (dryer exhaust hose)

I just got an old car and need to keep my garage dry and well-ventilated. Right now my biggest problem is that I have about 3 feet of 4-inch dryer exhaust hose going from my laundry room to a hole ...
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Electric front load dryer making room extremely humid and wet

My front loader electric dryer makes the room extremely humid and hot and it also forms condensation inside its display. The vents are not blocked and they are not leaking. It's a brand new dryer. ...
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Stacking Washers and Dryers

If I have a stacked washer and dryer (Malber) and I need to replace the dryer, does it need to be Malber? Malber is out of business and therefore is not easy or smart to purchase.
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Wires through conduit instead of drilling ceiling joists

I am moving the washer & dryer upstairs in my house and will have a contractor hook-up the 10-3 and 12-2 wires to my main panel, but I am running the wires across my attic. Instead of drilling 23 ...
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My whirlpool Cabreo dryer isn’t drying put in heating element still not drying what can it be

My whirlpool cabreo dryer isn’t heating up changed the heating element but still no heat what can it be
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How do I know if a new dryer will fit? Existing base/floor vent and nearby doorframe

Our existing washer and dryer need to go, but the space they occupy is a bit limited. The main issue is depth - the existing washer and dryer are Frigidaire AES7000ES and ATF7000FS. In the current ...
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Dryer display fogged up

I got a brand new maytag dryer and I accidentally had the exhaust vent blocked for the first cycle and the room got a bit humid and the display fogged up like this. I fixed the problem, but it's been ...
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Will cutting the fridge capillary pipe allow the gas to evacuate? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to remove a compressor from a fridge, I need to release the gas(r600a - safe) first. Initially I thought you had to cut or pierce the copper piping attached to the compressor but I've ...
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Only one side of 220V Outlet has power. Dryer shuts off after 5 minutes

Two weeks ago I fried the dryer outlet and plug and replaced both. I made a short 90 second video explaining the problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55AfK_y1RGo Here's the background: We ...
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Is this a water leak or condensation in the wall around my dryer vent?

I pulled my dryer out yesterday to clean the vent and tubing. When I moved the dryer I noticed what looked like a huge wet stain around the vent connection that leads to my attic. There appears to be ...
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I replaced the motor in my dryer and it died almost immediately - can I just get another motor or is there likely another problem?

Dryer is a Samsung DV42H5000EW/AC that is about 4 years old. I did the diagnostics with my multimeter as described in the little booklet on the back of the dryer, found it was the motor, and replaced ...
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Maytag Bravos Quiet Series dryer belt size

I need to replace the belt on my Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300. In my search it seems that the replacement belt is 92 1/4 inch length and 1/4 inch width. This belt (I bought two that size from Lowes'...
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Malber TD 700 dryer not turning on

I have a stackable washer dryer - the dryer is a Malber TD 700 and is stacked on top of the washing machine. The other day I used the dryer without any problems in the morning. I tried it again about ...
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Should a 240 V dryer circuit show a current differential between legs?

I have a 240 V dryer which when measured with an ammeter has 24 A on one leg and 22.7 A on the other. If the ammeter is kept in place, one leg drops to 13 A, and the other leg drops to 4.5 A. Because ...
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Periscope dryer vent exper

My dryer's vent tube is stuffed behind the dryer and preventing it from sitting closer to flush against the wall. I found this "Periscope" dryer vent kit and was wondering if anyone had ...

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