Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions pertaining to clothes dryers

0
votes
2answers
30 views

No Ground on old dryer

My mom went out and bought a super old dryer to replace one that busted. I'm trying to hook it up with 4 prong cord hut there is no green nut for the ground. Where does the ground go?
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Can I reduce dryer vent through basement wall?

Can I reduce my 4" solid dryer vent pipe to a 3" at the outlet, my foundation has only 3 1/2 " opening between floor and concrete to cut through. This picture shows where the vent to outside will go. ...
0
votes
2answers
65 views

Can you convert a stackable dryer 220 to a 110, and how?

Can you convert a stackable dryer 220v to 110v? I don't have 4 prong outlet. Need to be 3 prong regular plug for regular outlet.
1
vote
1answer
42 views

How do I buy raw filters that are the same kind as used in dryers?

Do you know the kind of filter net in your dryer filters? The filter material is dense enough to block any lint from passing through, but airy enough to not block any of the air pressure. I'd like ...
15
votes
4answers
5k views

240 V outlet is not delivering 240 V

I recently moved into an apartment with a 3-prong, NEMA 10-30 outlet. It looks like this: I bought an old dryer that I confirmed was working before purchasing it and hooked it up and unfortunately ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Why did the high temp thermostat in my dryer fail when I disconnected the buzzer?

My wife wanted me to disable the End-of-Cycle buzzer in our laundry machine (dryer) for various reasons. I thought it would be an easy enough task, but it has since turned into a learning experience. ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

How can I clean out a dryer vent which exits under my backyard deck?

Since I cannot reach the end of my dryer vent cover to push all the lint out with the long brush kit, what is the next best way to go about cleaning it? Would using a shop vac hose work and suck it ...
0
votes
4answers
54 views

Dryer Vent Covered

I live in a second floor condo with a neighboring unit underneath. Their dryer was vented through the roof...I could visibly see the vent from my upstairs window. Last year the entire building had a ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Cause for an Amana electric dryer overheating

We noticed our Amana electric dryer making a rattling noise as well as overheating (top of the appliance, air duct and clothes in the dryer are very hot). Here are things I checked for: Air vent is ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Weight of gas dryer drum? Kenmore 87071110

In order to repair my dryer I have to remove the drum. As a senior citizen I have difficulty lifting things that are over 25 pounds. I can’t find dryer drum weight listed anywhere.
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Dryer Outlet Issues

My dryer stopped working a couple of weeks ago. Checked the breaker, getting 240VAC across and 120VAC for each leg. I purchased a new outlet and changed it. It is 4 pronged. I get 120VAC from common ...
5
votes
2answers
444 views

Should my dryer cord's neutral and ground be connected to the same terminal?

I installed the dryer cord like the dryer diagram and the dryer was not working properly so I had an exchange. When sears came to install the new dryer they connected the neutral of the cord and the ...
0
votes
2answers
95 views

Is it safe and legal to make this gas plumbing connection?

I have learned that, contrary to what they tell you, the big box stores will not connect your gas dryer when they deliver it. So I was left to do it myself. The guy told me to remove the incorrect ...
5
votes
5answers
2k views

Does running a dryer on 120 V drive up electricity costs?

So I have a ventless dryer, and it's a relatively new LG model (LG DLEC855W 4.2 cu. ft. Compact Electric Dryer) that I have hooked up to a 120 V outlet. I know it's not supposed to run on a 120&...
1
vote
2answers
76 views

How to tell if Nema outlets have been successfully brought up to code?

I moved into a new rental house ~3 weeks ago. The house was built in 1950, and the house's dryer hook-up has a Nema 10-30P outlet (3 prong, see picture). Also, The kitchen electric range (supplied by ...
2
votes
3answers
89 views

I have 10/3 wire. Can I replace my 3 prong outlet with 4 prong for a dryer?

In my house there was a 3-prong outlet for the dryer and when I opened it I saw that there is 4 wires and the ground and neutral are on the same terminal. Can I change the outlet to a 4 prong? The hot ...
4
votes
1answer
191 views

How do I plug my three prong dryer plug up when I have a four prong outlet?

I have a new outlet (in an older house) with 4 hole socket and an older (4 years old) dryer. The dryer currently has a three pin plug. What are my options for connecting the dryer to the newer outlet?...
1
vote
3answers
96 views

Issues with 4 Prong to 3 Prong Conversion

I've really been at a loss trying to figure this out. Quick backstory: GF moved into apartment built prior to NEC code change so it has a 3 prong outlet. Her GE Profile dryer had a 4 prong plug ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

My dryer heating element

I got a new heating element my son decided going to pull the spring and streched it out of the top holders but didn't break anything so can I just call them back up and use it or they need to be apart ...
0
votes
2answers
122 views

Why is this in my dryer? Can/Should I remove it?

2 year old Kenmore 600 series dryer; 1st time maintenance. Is this supposed to be here? It is glued to the side, which makes me think yes. It also came loose and clearly burned which is troubling.
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Kenmore Elite Heavy Duty Quiet Pack 1 Dryer won't heat up

Model # 110 63032101. It runs and blows, but doesn't heat. I checked the coil and verified there is continuity. There are 2 other devices hooked up near the heating coil, but I don't know what they ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Code requirements for moving 3 prong dryer outlet

I've read various posts here about the advantages of 4-prong over 3-prong, such as the dryer cabinet can become hot if there is an interrupt in the 3-prong neutral/ground. Examples: Dryer Outlet - 4 ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

How to tell if clothes dryer temperature control is working?

I dry all clothes on the lowest temperature setting in the natural gas dryer. This is because they dry fast and come out piping hot. But now I need to dry some clothes at a lower temperature, but I'...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Dryer not drying properly

I have a dryer that is not drying properly. You have to run the load 3-4 times to get it dry. Here are some things I have checked: It is heating up properly The vents are clean (from the vent trap, ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

What type of hose do I need for Propane dryer?

I converted my gas dryer over to propane, but I am trying to find out if I can use my older gas line or what type of propane line do I need to buy?
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Suspect breaker in dryer circuit

I bought a house that has a dedicated dryer circuit with 30A 220v using 10GA copper wire. Sounds correct, yet after pulling off old paneling the wall insulation paper has burn marks where the wire ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Is it proper and/or smart to independently ground an older 3 prong dryer outlet and upgrade it to 4 prong? [duplicate]

Just bought an older home that has a 3 prong dryer outlet. It is right above an unfinished crawl space so it would be easy to run a good grounding cable to a grounding rod and/or an iron water pipe ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Dryer conversion

We are trying to convert a 4 prong dryer to a 3 prong. Our issue is the green wire was a part of the old dryer, not the 3 prong cord. So when moving the 3 prong cord to the 4 prong dryer, the green ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Can you pull air from an unfinished attic into a closet with a clothes dryer?

I have a closet with a electric modern clothes dryer in it. It has nice cabinet doors and I think it is pretty air tight when the doors are shut. I don't really want to get louvered doors so as not to ...
1
vote
2answers
173 views

interior of dryer is scratching clothes

Several of my nice dry fit shirts have come out of the dryer with snags on them recently. Upon inspection, there are many sharp edges on the inside of my dryer. I think what happened was that a ...
1
vote
1answer
250 views

Dryer vent hose not staying connected to the dryer vent even with clamp

I cannot get the hose to stay on the metal vent coming out of the dryer. I have tightened the clamp til I am almost bending the pipe but the venting material slides right off? Help and thank you!
2
votes
1answer
83 views

Is it safe to use a flexible duct near the end of an 18ft dryer exhaust run?

I'm replacing a gas dryer in a condo that previously had 2 plastic flex pipes and a 5ft aluminum rigid duct. I planned to replace it with rigid steel. I got most of it dry-fitted correctly, except ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Can I use foil duct for Kenmore 700 dryer?

I pulled my dryer, and am reinstalling it. It had a semi-rigid metal transition duct, which was all bent out of shape, and looked like it had some holes forming (see pic). I did homework, and read a ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Need help to identify part from Frigidaire/Electrolux laundry dryer?

I was replacing rear bearing of my Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer and now there is this extra black, plastic piece that I can't figure out, where it should go: I checked all the parts for my model on ...
-1
votes
1answer
25 views

New dryer belt is different and now slips. [closed]

I replaced all the moving parts in the dryer minus drum and motor. Drum turns freely by hand.I have the older maytag dryer where the flat side of belt rides against drum. New belt has cloth on ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

LG Lg Capacity Dryer Start button sticking/failing?

Ok, we've got an LG Large Capacity Dryer with a button that turns on the power and a button that starts/pauses the cycle. Lately the start/pause button has felt like it's sticking or not making ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

Dryer venting problem

I own a home built in 2003. The laundry room is in the middle of the house, but also adjacent to the garage, I live in Florida. The dryer venting system is close to the floor, turns, 90 degrees, ...
0
votes
2answers
913 views

Teflon Tape or Sealant on Any Flare Fittings for Gas Connections?

I am trying to hook up a gas dryer. The gas line has a flare fitting 1/2 in. that goes into a 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. coupling/reducer (in order to fit into a 3/8 in. gas connector, as suggested by help ...
1
vote
4answers
832 views

Laundry dryer's thermal fuse keeps blowing off every few months. What could be the cause?

Here is what I have done for my 10 year old LG dryer that resides outdoors: checked the exhaust pipe and there was good air flow with no lint stuck in it. checked for continuity between heating ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Could we harvest waste heat from a gas dryer by using ducting that was smooth on the inside but had fins on the outside?

We're replacing our gas dryer and also moving it to make the dryer duct shorter, and thus safer because there's less chance of accumulating lint. But we will lose the benefit of heat radiating from ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

Power Panel Grounding and Neutral Bonding / Dryer hookup in an older home [1975]

In my home I have the old 3 wire Dryer and Range connections. Looking at my CB service panel; my neutrals (white) and my ground wires (bare copper) connect to the same bus bar. Main service panel - ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Washer/Dryer cases electrically charged

We ordered a brand new washer and dryer. To start the dryer's power cord was wired wrong. It should have been hot-neutral-hot, but instead the installer connected it in hot-hot-neutral. We have it ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Is it safe for dryer vent ducts to overlap in different directions?

Hard to describe this in the title. What I'm referring to is how segments of duct overlap each other where they are connected. Ideally, as with plumbing, the tube the flow enters should be overlapped ...
0
votes
3answers
549 views

Connect 4“ Dryer Vent Duct to 4” Exhaust Pipe

I just had a new dryer installed. The installer said I needed to buy a pipe reducer because the dryer vent duct and the exhaust pipe are both 4". He cut some holes in the dryer vent duct to fan it ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Burnt felt pad in whirlpool dryer??? Remove or replace

Opened my whirlpool electric dryer to clean out the lint vent and found this. Is this supposed to be here???? If so, should it be burnt. Ialso found a few loose screws on the floor of the dryer so ...
2
votes
2answers
878 views

Grounding a 3-prong dryer plug

I just bought a house, and my new washer/dryer is being delivered tomorrow. I have the older style 3-prong 220 outlet, which I know I'm allowed to still use. I also have a 2-prong 110 outlet next to ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Dryer got rained on

Our dryer was left outdoors overnight and it rained. Should we be concerned about it shorting if we plug it back in?
1
vote
1answer
148 views

Connecting dryer to dryer vent

In all the youtube videos I see, dryers are connected to dryer vents via flexible hose. One end is clamped to the dryer and the other is attached to a plug that fits into the vent I bought a vent kit ...
0
votes
1answer
529 views

Electric Dryer Wiring

I am moving laundry about 40' from current location. I want to tie in to the existing dryer wiring which is 10 gauge. Can I use 10 gauge wire to run 40' or should I use 8 gauge.
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Dryer vents and mice

We have been dealing with mice since the fall, eventually we got a pest control company and their recommendation after setting their baits for ~3weeks is to seal all the cracks and holes. One thing ...