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Can I vent my gas dryer through my gas water heater closet to the outside?

I have a gas dryer that has the vent duct going into the gas water heater closet to the outside. Is this safe ?
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Replace inaccessible dryer vent

While cleaning out my dryer duct, I accidentally pushed out of the three flaps on the louvered vent. The simple solution is to replace the vent. However, I cannot easily access the outside of the ...
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How should I further diagnose my clothes dryer problem (no heat, stops mid-cycle)?

I own a 13-year-old electric Frigidaire clothes dryer model LEQ2152HS0 which recently started exhibiting the following symptoms: No heat is produced Cycle stops somewhat randomly after 5-20 minutes ...
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How do I connect these two pieces of dryer duct in my attic?

I am about to install a Dryer by mounting it on the wall in an inverted fashion, and then venting it through an existing dryer vent setup that has been designed with a duct joint that goes into the ...
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Stiff clothes dryer timer knob

I have a G.E. electric clothes dryer that is fully functional but has a stiff timer switch, meaning, it is hard to make it turn. The stiffness already made the plastic knob break. I manage to rotate ...
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Venting a portable ac through wall that has a water heater and dryer in same room [closed]

I have a room that used to be a garage that has the water heater and dryer in the same little room. They each have their own ventilation. I recently bought a portable ac and I was only able to cut a ...
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Dryer vent is too close to the ground. Can I extended it outdoors?

My dryer vent is installed only a few inches above grade, as shown in this image. I'd like to fix the grading around the house but I can't raise the grade here because of the vent. Short of rerouting ...
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How to orient dryer receptacle when NM comes down, dryer cable comes up, and recepticle only has knock-outs on bottom? [closed]

I got a NEMA 14-30 for a new electric dryer circuit, and the receptacle I got was this Leviton surface mounted one: The receptacle has black plastic on 4 sides (shown in the image) and the other two ...
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Can I switch my old electric dryer outlet to new, standard 240v outlet? [duplicate]

I don't know exactly what my old outlet is. We're getting a new dryer, and I know I need to get a different one. I can switch an outlet, but I want to make sure that there's no problem with just ...
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Stacking Washer and Dryer from different brands

I have a front loading washing machine and dryer from two different brands. The washing machine is a Samsung machine and the dryer is a gas Maytag. Can I stack them?
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Dryer Timer won't advance

I have an Admiral ADG7005AWW dryer. The timer dial has stopped advancing, so the dryer just stays on indefinitely. I'm trying to determine the problem. This troubleshooting guide says it could ...
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Plan for a safe utilization of a dryer outlet

In my house there is a dryer outlet that, even though inconvenient to me (my dryer is 120V), I don't want to eliminate for house reselling reasons. As it was until now a 3 prong outlet, I have been ...
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Can I Wire a 240v Dryer to a Plug (UL Listed NeoCharge Splitter)

I just purchased an EV car. Unfortunately, my electrical box is a long way away from my garage and the box wouldn't support 50 more amps. I'm looking to use my dryer power supply, using the ...
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Does the steam function on a dryer produce more humidity than a normal dry cycle?

Just moved in to my new condo and bought my first steam dryer only to realize that the condo syndicate prohibits us to use the steam function on our dryers because of a problem in the construction of ...
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help in installing new stackable washer-dryer

My old Asko "stackable" set has lived is life and is on life support so I need to replace it am looking to install this package - GE - 2.4 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer and 4.1 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle ...
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Help for electric dryer power issues

I have a 30 Amp circuit breaker for my dryer. The receptacle (outlet) is a 50 Amp outlet (it was in the house when I got it). I have a 50 Amp cord connected to a 30 Amp dryer. My only concern is if ...
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Reconverting 4 prong to 3 prong back to 4prong dryer cord

I have a 4 prong dryer outlet and a 3 prong plug that was converted from the original 4 prong plug. Can this be converted back to a 4 prong plug via diy? What would I need to do that? Would it be safe?...
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Need Options for Routing Dryer Vent

I have a single story brick house built in 1992 on a slab with the current dryer vent being a 3 inch pvc running thru the slab under a tiny room (garage accessible) that contains my 50 gallon gas hot ...
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EV charger wiring - sub-panel requirements

I am looking to add a 30A outlet in my garage for the purpose of charging an EV. My home has 200A service coming through the main panel, and currently there are no sub-panels except one for the ...
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Should I change the outlet or cord for my new clothes dryer?

I bought a new dryer that has 4 prong L cord but outlet we have is 4 prong and straight. Should I change outlet or the cord? How easy is to swap out outlets?
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how to eliminate fabric softener or anti-static chemical odors from laundry room

I recently purchased a 1960s home built on a crawlspace and have found that the laundry room and adjacent hallway has a strong odor of fabric softener and/or ant-static dryer sheets. When I walked ...
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Change 110 outlet to 220

I’d like to move my clothes dryer. It requires a 220 plug. I used to have a whirlpool bathtub that was on its own 110 outlet. Can I convert the existing 110 outlet to a 220 outlet with needing to ...
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Upstream GFCI trips regularly with new microwave use

Moved into a new house in 2019 and installed a new microwave right off the bat. Found out that using the microwave (a new Samsung) trips the upstream GFCI maybe 5% of the time. Weird thing is that ...
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Dryer vent venting towards side of house

The under-eave dryer vent on my new house is pointed back towards the side of the house (instead of straight down, away from the house, or to one side). As a result, warm moist air is blasted at the ...
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Does a dryer belt have to ride in the groove if its drum?

I inherited a Maytag Neptune Drying Center, which has a lower tumble dryer and an upper drying cabinet, when I purchased my home. When replacing the belt, I noticed that the belt has never rode in the ...
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Washer and Condensing Dryer Share the Same Drain?

Just moved to Germany again. I want to buy a new washer and condensing dryer. The Germans laundry rooms are all the same. The washer discharge hose connects (screws) onto fitting on the wall. I ...
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Should a dryer drive motor spin if the thermal fuse is bypassed?

I have a Maytag Neptune Drying Center (MCE8000AYW) that will not spin the tumbler motor when the relay switch clicks. The thermal fuse is bad and I ordered another one (replacement part as the OEM ...
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Maytag MED3500FW0 help with diagnosing no heat

I have a hope that you'll be able to either confirm or refute my diagnosis. As a quick aside, I work in computer science and have a decent bit of electrical engineering experience, as well as ...
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What part needs replacing on this Whirlpool Gas Dryer

This old dryer still works great, but, makes a noise that is a combination of freight train derailing and thunder. See video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DUB8zAg45vE5a1XE7 Pressing on the rotating ...
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Hot dryer cord after use

This question is a follow-up to this question titled "Dryer door switch" which I asked a bit ago. Thank you to @SiHa who answered my question! I just was using my dryer (which now works). It ...
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How can I remove melted plastic from a dryer compartment?

I have a new dryer. Someone placed a mattress cover in the dryer, the mattress cover melted and stuck to the metal plate that hot air must pass through to dry the clothes. The heat did something to ...
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LP converted dryer not heating - could low supply pressure be why?

I have had a stack washer dryer for 15 years. It stopped heating last week. I replaced the easy/cheap/likely first: thermistor, flame sensor, ignition coils Then I replaced the more expensive but ...
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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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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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