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Have a wire leftover- where does it go

Replacing stack W/D with 4 PRONG/WIRE- my new dryer has 3 wire terminals--where do I connect the fourth wire?
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Hot dryer and insulation (?!) in lint catcher. NOT lint.What cause. Any danger? [closed]

Hot running dryer even on medium. Also insulation(!?) packed in lint catcher. NOT lint. What to do??
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Dryer Venting for 1984 Condo

We are in the process of buying a circa 1984 condo. The dryer is not presently vented to the outside, and I do not know if it ever was. It currently vents inside to a water-filled lint catch basin. I ...
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Replacing abnormal outdoor dryer vent

The louvers on my original (20 year old) outdoor dryer vent have practically seized up and I'm in need of a replacement. When I take to places like Lowes or Amazon, I only find the style which ...
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Slack on hose and venting for washer and dryer

In our cottage have a large coat-closet near our front door -- the only place we could put a stacked washer/dryer. Plumbing is already nearby and it shares exterior wall (to place vent). The problem: ...
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Electric Dryer with possible wrong Cord

I moved my electric dryer to another room, and in doing so I realized it needed a longer cord for it. Searching the internet I found that the plug on my dryer is a three pronged / type plug with the ...
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Can You Help Identify This Dryer Part Left Over

I have a maytag bravo dryer model #medx700xl0. This piece (Thick plastic card) was was left over after I removed the drum, cleaned up the inside and replaced the heating element. Dryer is working ...
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Gas dryer, spacing requirment between vent and valve?

I see a lot of Dryer Boxes for sale which have knock-outs for both the exhaust vent and the gas valve in the same plastic box. Is this OK, code/safety-wise to have the gas valve so close to the out-...
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Ventilating a cat box through the dryer exhaust duct

I have a small closet that doubles as a laundry room, with a stacked washer and dryer. It's also where I keep my cat's litter box. It occurred to me that I could probably reduce the odor of the litter ...
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thermal cutoff switch keeps tripping kenmore he2

My electric Kenmore HE2 thermal cutoff switch keeps tripping. Replaced the switch and heating element and still trips. Seem to have good airflow and cleaned the vent pipe. Thermal cutoff keeps ...
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Help ! Bosch 300 washer and dryer Under the sink hook up

I am finishing my Brooklyn apartment renovation and because of space decided to get the Bosch 300 stacked washer and ventless dryer. My contractor hooked it all up for me under my kitchen sink, but ...
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Dryer vent through band joist between 1st and 2nd floor

My washer and dryer are located on the second floor of a two floor townhouse with crawlspace foundation. It's basically a closet that fits the two machines only, with very limited space front to back (...
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Why my samsung washer and dryer takes too long to dry? [closed]

I have a Samsung WD6000 that washes and dry clothes. The problem is drying is taking too long, where 4 hours is not enough to dry clothes below the limit of drying (it's 11kg of clothes for washing ...
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What are some reasons that my 240V clothes dryer connection (outlet) suddently only has 18V per side?

My clothes dryer suddenly stopped working and I wasn't sure if it was my (new) dryer or the power outlet. Things I Tried I checked the circuit breaker and reset it but the dryer still didn't work. I ...
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How do I fix this 30 ft (9 m) dryer vent abomination?

The previous owner left a bit of a headache with the dryer venting setup. Context: This is a gas dryer The living room is behind the right hand side wall, so that's a no-go as far as drilling The ...
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Whirlpool Duet Gas Dryer - internal light comes on but nothing on control panel

So I just suffered a power surge as a result of the fires here in Oregon. My neutral line was pulled from my house. Lost several surge protectors, GFCI outlets, etc. Now that power has been restored I'...
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Dryer not turning on. Potential component isn't getting a Ohm (200) or continuity reading. Next steps?

My issue can be a bit lengthy and I am learning this as I go as well. I don't do any electric work and just want to do more DIY to fix things around the house. From checking on youtube there were some ...
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Cleaning a long dryer vent that is completely behind drywall

I have a very long dryer vent run that is about 18' or so, and is completely behind a wall. Included below is a rough sketch of what I think the vent looks like, but I have no way to confirm that ...
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Installation options for an electric dryer

I just bought a house with a gas hookup for the dryer, but did not realize that when purchasing an electric dryer. The builder says the laundry room was built for a gas dryer after purchasing the ...
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I need to power a dryer and a sauna from the same 220v/30a breaker, but not simultaneously

I have a 220V 30A dryer line with an outlet plugin for my dryer. The dryer, the outlet, and the circuit box are all in the basement. The circuit box doesn't have room for an additional circuit. I ...
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Could a 90 degree gentle bend reduce btu/hr flow by 25% in a natural gas connector?

I want to connect my new gas dryer to my gas supply. The 7.3 cubic foot dryer (DLG1502) came with a ½ OD connector kit that is not compatible with my 3/8 shut-off valve. I bought a 3/8 connector ...
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Can I hook up a dryer to the gas line in my kitchen that the stove in using?

I recently moved and my sister gave me a washer and dryer. It’s a gas dryer and I found out that my basement doesn’t have a gas line. I have a gas line in the kitchen that the stove is using. Is it ...
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What is the definitively correct way to hook up a 3-prong electrical dryer cord?

I have a new dryer, and I have a 3-prong outlet (NEMA 10-30). The written instructions and the video instructions for this model contradict each other. Internet research has only confused me more. ...
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Dryer Thermal Fuse Keeps Blowing

I have a Samsung DV42H5000ew and the thermal fuse (DC96-00887A) on the heating element housing has blown twice, most recently one a day after it was replaced. After it blew the first time, I replaced ...
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Why is my dryer squealing even after roller replacement and lubrication?

I have replaced my dryer rollers, but the rear right side (that was worn completely before replacing) is beginning to wear again and now causing a high pitched squeal. The other rollers all seem to ...
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Is it safe to seal the seams/gaps on washer and dryer units?

Specifically, I have the following model units: Maytag Washer WTW8040DW Maytag Gas Dryer WGD8000DW4 The units come with open seams, and I'd like to know if it's safe to seal these? Surprisingly, ...
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Encountered two different kinds of dryer tape (metallic silver plastic vs actual foil)?

Up until now, I thought dryer tape and foil tape were the same thing. So when I bought the first roll I didn't think too much of it. The first roll I bought was looked like silvery metallic coloured ...
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How can I properly vent a dryer whose ductwork comes up vertically from the ground?

How can I modify and correct a dryer vent that comes up through the ground as shown? It goes straight down, turns horizontal into the basement laundry room, then down again into the gas dryer. ...
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Is there such thing as secondary lint traps for rectangular dryer ducts? [closed]

I have been searching online for a couple weeks now without any luck. There are plenty of secondary lint traps that install along a run of standard 4” rigid metal duct. I’m looking for a secondary ...
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Add 240v Outlet to Apartment Subpanel

I am looking to install a washer/dryer system in my apartment and have received mixed feedback about whether a 240v outlet can be ran through my existing subpanel to power the dryer. Is there any way ...
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How to seal dryer exhaust vent

I am replacing my dryer exhaust vent. Here is a picture of the old one after I removed the cap. I did my best to clean up the old caulking before adding the new tube and vent, which looks like this: ...
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Dryer lint trap doesnt fit [closed]

The dryer lint trap quit fitting. We cant put it back in as if it is too big. Have looked and doesn't appear to be anything blocking it and lint trap is cleaned after each use
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Why is my dryer producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use?

During the recent one year, I have noticed my dryer is producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use. I live in a 5 units apartment building and I am on the top floor. After I cleaned ...
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Ground a dryer converting to a 3-prong cord - manufacturer hardware missing

I need to change the cord on an electric dryer from 4-prong to 3-prong. My questions concern 1) what to do with the ground when moving to the 3-prong dryer and 2) how to test whether the installation ...
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Sauna heater wiring from 3 prong to 4 prong

30 amp sauna heater that I need to wire. I plan on using my dryer outlet which is 4 prong but my sauna heater is 3 prong if I'm not mistaken as it has "L1, L2, ground." My question is could I ...
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Gas clothes dryer is venting into the crawl space

I have been living in a house in Southern California for 18 months and while crawling around under the far end of the house I found that there is about 2 inch deep lint over a 200 sq ft area where my ...
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Solve washer/dryer closet outlet issue. Lacks 110v outlet, need to know my options

I have a washer/dryer closet with a SINGLE 220V outlet serving a SINGLE laundry-center type machine. I need to make another 110V outlet available in this closet space so I can upgrade to a SEPARATE ...
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Why would a dryer receptacle trigger another receptacle to quit working

I have my dryer plugged in in my laundry room (Circuit Breaker 5). I have my T.V. plugged in in my living room (Circuit Breaker 7). The dryer is tumbling, but no heat and timer not working. Power in ...
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How should the ground wires be connected when changing my dryer's power cord from 3 prong to 4?

So we have this really old dryer (MayTag sde305dayw) and I've attempted to do the wiring from a 3 Prong to 4 Prong power cord (moved to a newer home) but when I plugged it in, it didn't turn on. The ...
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Dryer vent: proximity to electrical wires

We recently moved into a new home, and the ductwork for the (as yet uninstalled) LG DLE3500W electric dryer is the flexible foil type. To avoid an additional bend in the duct, it runs across some ...
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Dryer 240 to 120 question

I have a 240 volt dryer currently, and I want to change it out for a gas dryer that will utilize 120 volt. Since the circuit is 240 volt 30 amp, I'd like to use the existing 6-8 gauge wire and ...
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4 prong wire outlet, 3 wire dryer - can’t find ground screw

So I’m not entirely sure where to put the ground wire. Do I need to buy a ground screw for that hole? Or is there something else I can attach it to?
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Effective way to remove trapped lint inside blower wheel? Maytag mgd8630hw0

I have a less than year old maytag mgd8630hw0 gas dryer. The dryer is on the second floor and vents through the roof. About 3 months ago the dryer started making a loud banging noise so we call the ...
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Gas clothes dryer not heating

My gas dryer (Samsung DV520AGP/XAA-0002) won't heat. I've done pretty extensive testing and I'm stumped. Here's what I know: When I start a cycle, the igniter turns on, ignition occurs, and then ...
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Exhaust vents exiting outside next to each other

Is there any code that requires exhaust vents specifically for bathroom, Kitchen hood, and clothes dryer to terminate ‘x’ distance apart? For instance, placing these three exhaust exits on the same ...
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What lubricant, if any, should be used for clothes dryer rollers?

It seems I may have used the wrong lubricant for my LG clothes dryer rollers because the rollers kept seizing up. Since these rollers are simple and there are no bearings I did not put much thought ...
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Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room?

Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room? Basically, my electric dryer is on the far outside wall. Almost literally against it, the dryer vent ...
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Refurbish clothes dryer motor by greasing the bearings?

I have Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer for which electric motor appears to be seized: I am unable to easily spin the rotor with fingers (after removing it from the dryer) and the dryer makes humming noise ...
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Connecting a washing machine and tumble dryer to the same sink drain

I'm thinking on using one of these to install a washing machine and a condenser tumble dryer to the sink's drain pipe of my utility room. Why is one inlet pointing upwards and the other one ...
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Installing 2 pull 30 amp breaker on 30 amp panel

Am I able to run a 2 pull 30 amp breaker on a 30 amp panel for a washer and dryer? It seems the whole house is running on 30 amp main breaker

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