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Samsung dryer starts spinning after a few seconds with accompanying noise

When I turn on the dryer, I first hear a whirring noise for a few seconds, with the drum not moving, then a "bang" or a "bump" and the drum starts spinning. Clothes are still drying. Do you think ...
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What's a good way to minimize bends in a dryer transition duct?

I installed a new clothes dryer yesterday using the laminated foil transition duct the appliance store gave me. In order to get behind the dryer to access the duct, I have to pull the dryer out at ...
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Connecting a Gas Dryer to a Propane Tank [duplicate]

I have a gas dryer for sale, but do not have a gas line hook-up. Can I use a small propane tank to test the dryer for potential buyers?
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Wiring an old dryer without a white ground wire?

I purchased an old electric dryer to hold me over until I can have a gas line installed in my laundry room and am in the process of converting it from a 3-prong to a 4-prong plug. According to the ...
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Converting dryer from 3 to 4 prong cord but it doesn't have a grounding screw / wire

I'm trying to convert a recently purchased dryer from a three prong cord to a four prong cord to match my outlet. However, it doesn't have a green screw for the ground line. Where do I connect the ...
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Broke dryer hose… need advice

Just got a new dryer and the door to my laundry room wouldn’t close due to the dryer so stupid me tried to push my dryer back closer to the wall and in the process I broke the hose and and bent the ...
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Protect a 6 inch air hose from physical damage

I've got this 6 inch air duct coming out of my clothes dryer: As you can see, we use that space for storing all kinds of junk, and every time I move things around over there, I'm afraid I'll puncture ...
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Dryer power cord screws won't tighten

When I try to screw in the dryer power cord, the screws make contact with the square plate behind the contacts. The screws, however, will not screw in all the way and are leaving a gap which is ...
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Should I put a surge protector on a washer or dryer?

I think the question title says it all, but is there a reason that I should or should not put a surge protector on my washer or dryer? Growing up, I don't recall ever seeing them in my parents' house ...
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dryer duct: connecting crimped end in dryer to crimped end in wall

A friend redid the in-wall duct for the dryer, leaving a crimped duct coming (slightly) out of the wall. Our dryer has a crimped duct emerging as well. Friend, who has left the area, was probably ...
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Fixing a couple of screw holes on a dryer

Note: I apologize beforehand if my question lacks any necessary information. Repairing my own stuff is a new experience for me. I am happy to provide any additional information on request. If this ...
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Dryer (30amp) on Single Pole Breaker

My 200amp panel is pretty full so I started mapping all the circuits since I suspected that there are abandoned circuits or circuits with very small loads on them. I am used to finding dryers on 30amp ...
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Samsung Gas dryer power issues

I have a Samsung DV410 Gas Dryer. Towards the end of last year it started powering off mid cycle. It then worked fine until a few days ago, when summer finally hit and it was really hot and humid in ...
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New dryer makes concerning noise when drum spins

I bought a scratch and dent GE Dryer (model GTX42EASJWW) from AJMadison and had it professionally installed this morning. It makes a concerning noise when I spin the drum - either by hand or in a ...
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Is an inline dryer vent booster fan recommended?

In my house the nature of the construction causes the rigid vent pipe for the dryer vent to be about 22 to 23 feet long including the vertical rise in the wall behind the dryer. The 4 inch diameter ...
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Dryer exhaust pipe

M1502.4.1 Material and size. Exhaust ducts shall have a smooth interior finish and be constructed of metal having a minimum thickness of 0.0157 inches (0.3950 mm) (No. 28gage). (a) can I use metal ...
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Is this awkward dryer exhaust plan manageable?

I'd like to replace my 90's era washer/dryer with a modern one, but my space constraints are very strict. I can't get a dryer that sticks out any further from the wall than my current one, which is 25....
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Can I connect the ground wire for my dryer to a different hole in the chassis?

I am installing a new GE electric dryer (model GTD42EASJ2WW) and attempting to connect the 4-wire cord. The last step is to connect the green ground wire with a supplied ground screw. The hole that ...
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Can a Dryer with a 4“ exhaust safely vent through a 3” pipe?

During some home-improvement, we need put in some new dryer venting. The most aesthetically pleasing option is to have a 90deg turn out of the dryer, then into a 3" pipe that goes for 9 feet. There is ...
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3-wire dryer plug with mismatched voltages

Just moved into a house built in the 1950s and, I discovered that one of the hot prongs for my dryer plug is giving me 120VAC (A in picture) and one is giving me 60VAC (B in picture). In addition, ...
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How to connect dryer duct to wall?

I just removed a stove and fan, and am left with this rectangular exit for the fan exhaust. I would like to hook up a dryer in place, and am wondering the best way to connect the round duct from the ...
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How do I connect two pieces of flexible dryer hose

I need about 10 to 12 feet of flexible dryer hose but it seems to come in 8 foot lengths . Is it possible to connect a 4 foot section to an 8 foot length. And how would I proceed.
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How to remove an external dryer vent cover when it's covered by stucco?

I don't know who built this house but they did it stupidly. I need to replace my external dryer vent cover because one of the fins broke. However, it seems like whoever built the house, covered the ...
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Should dryer vent hose be half embedded in drywall?

We are at the tail end of a laundry room renovation that included installing drywall over cement walls. Our contractor swears having half the dryer’s vent opening and hose embedded in drywall is ...
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Dryer receptacle on sub-panel feeder

A (built in 1987) house that we are under contract to buy has a 30-amp sub-panel in the attached garage. The sub-panel is currently populated by two 120V, 20amp circuits for receptacles in the garage. ...
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Need to run designated lines for electric washer and dryer

I live in Pennsylvania. I need to run one line for an electric dryer and another line for an electric washer. Can you please tell me what wire type (or size) to use and what amp size to use in the ...
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Whirlpool gas dryer diagnostics

My Whirlpool gas dryer stopped working efficiently recently. Peering into the burner hole shows clearly that it is sparking when the dryer starts, but doesn't seem to reignite later on. I checked the ...
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Dryer vent through cinder block and then through yard - is this ok?

I've been researching how to vent my basement dryer, using galvanized steel ducts. There are lots of things on Google that show how to do this under a normal situation, but mine is unique, and I can't ...
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Frigidaire error code E68

Frigidaire error code E68. Would this code happen if the heater coils are touching? I took the heater out. I replaced it three years ago there’s two clips that hold the coils up broken.
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Can I use a terminal wire kit meant for a dryer on an electric range stove?

So one of the terminal wires on my families range melted off (one of the black wires) which was probably caused by a loose connection and they ordered a terminal kit but apparently it's meant for ...
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Dryer only getting 120v

There is something wrong with my dryer/electrical and I just can't figure out what it is. Is this a dryer issue or an electrical issue? I just need to know who I should call to fix it. I did all I'm ...
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Dryer makes fast rattling/clicking noise only when gas valve is closed

I've owned a Whirlpool Duet gas dryer model WGD88HEAW2 for 5 years. Recently, it started rattling only when the gas valve is closed while the dryer is operating. The rattle immediately quits when ...
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How to test dryer components

My dryer stopped heating. It turns on and spins but that's about it Samsung Dryer - Model DV42H5000EW/A3 I have found this article which has helped to disassemble and troubleshoot but I still have ...
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Do my washing machine and dryer need to be close to the water heater?

I just purchased a house and near the kitchen it has a location for the washing machine and dryer. The water heater is near by in a separate cabinet. I would like to move the washer and dryer into the ...
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Outside dryer vent clogs with lint

A few days ago our dryer started complaining about a blocked airway, so I went up on the roof to check out the vent and sure enough the screen was completely clogged with lint. It's a new vent that ...
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Best way to connect to short dryer duct inside wall

What is the best way to connect my dryer securely to this outgoing dryer vent? Should I find a small connector piece, place the crimped end inside the vent, and secure the inside of the joint with ...
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Dryer connection changes from 10-3 with ground to 10-3 without ground

The previous homeowner did some electrical work to upgrade the dryer outlet to a 4-prong receptacle along with new 10-3 wiring. It was all brand new and looked copacetic. I'm thinking of moving the ...
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Does anyone know how to split the 240 V wire components of a dryer from the 120 V?

We are living on an island where the electrical grid is already 240V. We shipped a US dryer here and are trying to figure out how to wire it properly (me and local electricians). From my research ...
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Dryer cross-wired - loud pop and no longer works?

We were changing our dryer from a 4-prong to a 3-prong cord and my husband accidentally put the center wire on one of the other terminals. He plugged it in and ran the dryer for a few minutes, then ...
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How can I find thecapacity of an older model dryer?

How can I find out the capacity of an older Kenmore Advantage gas dryer model # 79801? I need a new dryer but want a larger capacity than my old one.
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4 prong dryer cord connected to a new 4 prong wall outlet, the old wall outlet was a 3 prong with only 3 wires. now the dryer won't heat but works

i have a dryer that has a 4 prong cord and the wall outlet was a 3 prong. I replaced the wall outlet with a 4 prong and the dryer works but will not heat did I wire it wrong or what could be the ...
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Concerns with installing 4“ Dryer Booster Fan into 7” duct

Our new-to-us home was built in 1850, so there's been a lot of oddball things done to it's guts over time. One of these is the dryer vent duct work that looks to have been installed sometime in the ...
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Two Compact Dryers on a 30 Amp Circuit

I have seen the question about having two dryers on the same circuit answered several times. The answer is usually that you should put them on separate circuits. I understand that for traditional ...
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Dryer venting for two?

I have two apartments over each other and each have a dryer that shares the same vent to outside.They connect together inside the building.The issue is the apartment up stairs receives the air from ...
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What causes repeat trip of thermostat in dryer?

My dryer did not produce heat. After some online research, there was a solution that included pressing a small red reset button. I did this and the dryer worked for a while, but then the heat stopped. ...
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Electric dryer plug [duplicate]

How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket for a Maytag electric dryer? Is there a converter plug that goes from 4 prong to 3 prong outlet?
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Regarding Admiral electric dryer model # ADE7000AYW / Glide Pads & Drum Seals

OK the REAL problem, knowing how to fix the dryer & being able to afford ALL of the parts are 2 very different things. The parts aren't as expensive as say the motor, yet I can only afford the ...
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Flexible duct behind dryer looks a little sketchy

So we just noticed that the air flow in our house is always bad when we run the dryer. Looking behind the unit, we found a foily looking mess of a flexible duct behind the dryer. It looks almost like ...
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Side spacing inside laundry bay

I'm making a stacked laundry bay and would like it to be as narrow as possible. Are there minimum spacing requirements for the sides of the stack? I would like 2" each side between the machines and ...
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Dryer loses electrical power in the winter

For 3 years now my electric dryer loses the 220 current in the winter. It runs normally in the summer but gets weak in the winter. I have tried 4 different dryers and they all do the same thing. The ...