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Dryer is screeching

Idler pulley appears fine and moves freely. But there is a small plastic triangle piece in front of the wheel and on the bolt that squeaks.Could this be causing the screeching and what can be used to ...
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Breaker panel questions with dryers involved

There are two different breaker panels where I live and in my apartment hallway my one light switch controls my washer and dryer and also the switch in my control panel, however, my neighbor's ...
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4 wire Samsung Dryer Cord Cross Wired - Dryer not working after corrected

Just bought a used Samsung front loading dryer, and the guy we bought it from swapped his long cord out for the original short cord, but apparently had the red wire in the middle and white on the left....
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Understanding what is happening with my Dryer - Thermistor and Thermal Cut-off

The problem my dryer expresses is that it is not heating. I had replaced the heating coil and the High limit thermostat a few months ago for the same symptoms. The heating coil in that case had a ...
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Why might Siemens imply GFCI breaker will reduce protection on 3-wire dryer circuit?

I found this warning in the instructions for a Siemens 2-pole 30 amp GFCI breaker which will be installed for a dryer circuit: To obtain maximum protection against electric shock, electric ranges and ...
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Upgrading 240v 3 prong dryer outlet to 4 prong

I was going to replace an old 3 prong dryer receptacle with a new one. It being an old townhouse built in the late 60's I assumed there wouldn't be a ground wire, but when I took the outlet out I ...
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dryer won't start

When I set the dryer to the setting I want and push the "start" button, the dryer just "clicks", it does not start, the drum does not turn, nothing. In order to stop the clicking I ...
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Acceptable To Use 50a 3-Prong for Dryer

My laundry room dryer outlet is currently wired with a 50 amp 3-prong outlet, but has a 30-amp breaker on the main panel. I've been using the dryer in this outlet just fine for a year after moving in ...
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Dryer Drum Not Turning With Medium Sized Load

I replaced the idler tension pulley on my dryer, and upon re-assembly if I have a small load in the dryer the drum turns as expected. If I have a medium sized load, the drum does not turn at all. I ...
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Could the thermal cut-off and high temperature thermostat be swapped in Kenmore electric dryer?

I have cleaned all air ducts related to an electrical Kenmore dryer, washed the lint screen etc. Still, the thermal cut-off keeps tripping. Since there is a thermal gradient along the heating element ...
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Selecting a Dryer exhaust site

A stacked washer dryer is to be retrofitted. The electric dryer is to be mounted on top. The wall behind the stack will be drilled so that a 4" dryer vent can be installed and vapor can be ...
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Selection of Dryer-vent exhaust height [duplicate]

A stacked washer dryer is to be retrofitted. The electric dryer is to be mounted on top. The wall behind the stack will be drilled so that a 4" dryer vent can be installed and vapor can be ...
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Single pole or double pole circuit breaker for 240V 30A dryer?

Home Depot's 30A circuit breakers are available in double pole or single pole embodiments. A new electrical line is to be installed for a 240V 30A dryer: it will require a 30A 240V rated circuit ...
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Speed Queen dryer: electrical problem, can not get heat

My Speed Queen dryer does not heat up, so yesterday I replaced the temperature sensor on the coil. I can now read a voltage through the coil with 1 wire unhooked: 120V to ground, 240V on both power ...
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Sharp 90 degree turn downward dryer vent lint brush head stuck

I live in an apartment where the "maintenance" is next to nothing. The new dryer we bought to take advantage of the hookups in the apartment was giving us the blockage error signal and not ...
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How dryer machine works in india 240v

I took LG USA dryer to India. I know dryer runs on 240V thats why dryer has 2 hot (120v) lines (line1,line2, neutral,ground). And in india by default electrical runs on 240v. So can I use line1 ...
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Dryer Current Requirements for wiring & breakers

A specific washer and dryer pair are to be installed into a utility room that has an electric water heater and fusebox. Washer = 120V Dryer: 240V The dryer is a Samsung WF45T6000AW. It is my ...
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Routing a dryer vent 2x6 rim Joists

In preparing to move our laundry to the basement I am stuck looking for a route out for our dryer vent in our basement. My initial plan was to run it out a rim joist like all the other posts I found ...
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Crushed Aluminum Dryer Vent

My dryer vent got crushed. It seems there's probably a couple inches for airflow. Do i need to have someone replace it? Is there some sort of simple tool to uncrush it a little bit?
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Dryer plug won’t seat

Just tried to plug in my dryer. Both the receptacle and the plug look compatible, but the receptacle won’t take the dryer plug in fully. Took a picture of the receptacle, looks like the vertical slot ...
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Dryer won't heat even after replacing the Thermal Fuse, Thermal Cutoff Fuse, Thermostat Cutoff Kit, Heating Element, Thermistor, high-limit thermostat

Dryer won't heat. Heating element wont hold continuity. Ordered a New one, got the wrong part, took the coils off the new heating element and put them on old.. installed.. this worked well for 5 min ...
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One hot leg to neutral of 4-prong dryer reading 240 volts and other hot leg to neutral reading 0 volts

I bought a new dryer today and upon plugging it in it wouldn't turn on. I tested the wires on the terminal block with a multimeter and one of the hot legs to the neutral wire reads 240 volts and the ...
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Do Americans in dense city centers vent their dryers directly outdoors?

I live in California in a normal single family home. My normal US dryer vents out the back into a duct that eventually goes out the side of my house - it vents moisture, air and lint directly to the ...
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Can I add an extra insulated wire into my 10/2?

I’m running a new dryer line upstairs with 10/3. I bought 50’ hoping it was enough but alas, I’m short about 3’. I have 20’ of 10/2 leftover from a different project and wondered if I could cut a ...
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Why are there only single pole circuit breakers in my home's service panel?

I got a new home a few months ago and I'm planning to install a 240v outlet to charge my Tesla and just notice that there are only single pole circuit breakers in the electrical panel. I thought at ...
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Gas Dryer Coil Conversion - is this possible?

I have an old Maytag DG410 dryer that operates on natural gas. Recently is started showing signs of a bad solenoid coil on the gas control valve: the flame ignites when the dryer is first started, but ...
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Faced Insulation Touching Dryer Vent

Does a dryer vent get hot enough to set faced insulation on fire?
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Can a Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilator Be Used to Extend a Dryer Vent Beyond 35 Feet?

This may be a stupid question... but... I know code limits dryer vents to 35 feet, IRC M1502.4.6.1 (https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IRC2021P2/chapter-15-exhaust-systems#IRC2021P2_Pt05_Ch15_SecM1502)....
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I just bought a house and I see a gas line, 110v and 220v outlet in the laundry room. Does this mean I can install either a gas or electric dryer?

Laundry room with gas and/or dryer. (brighten up outlet pic - Harper)
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Dryer vent issue - not enough vent to hook up hose

As stated in the title - looking at my girlfriend's dryer/vent setup...realized she does not have a hose currently connected. Not great. The hole in the back wall (it's in her garage) barely has any ...
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3 pronged L shaped plug for a Samsung heatpump dryer doesn't seem to fit into the 3 pronged L shape wall socket, it's as it the prongs are too long

We can't see what could be the issue, the dryer plug is 3 pronged with L shape and so is the wall outlet. It almost feels like the prongs are too long, it starts to go but won't go all the way. Any ...
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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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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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How can I safely utilize a dryer outlet to power 100V and 220V loads?

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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