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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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My dryer drum quit working

My dryer drum quit working but when we turn it on it heats up. I had a guy come out and look at and told me the heating element was bad and it was blowing fuses. He then gave me a quote for $230 is ...
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Clothes Dryer not heating clothes correctly

I have bought a HOOVER VTH 980 NA2C-84 heat pump dryer 3 weeks ago, and no matter what program I choose my clothes won't get dry. it has worked at drying clothes before but not any longer. it has the ...
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Dryer Outlet - Two 120V's testing fine. No 240V

Have a seriously weird issue. I have a dryer outlet that is showing fine for both 120V's (checked against ground and common) but across them there is no 240. My initial thought was that they were ...
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Is this an alternate vent connection for my clothes dryer or does it serve another purpose?

I have gas clothes dryer in my new home. Behind the dryer you can see metal conduit for exhaust and gas intake and this seems to be where things are hooked up. Above the dryer, on the wall is a 4" ...
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Can I use a range plug (50A) to run my 30A dryer?

I just bought my home and upon installing my new electric dryer I realize the plug is for a range (4 prong, 50A). I walked outside and I see its 60 amps on the breaker after testing my other ...
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Help - Kenmore Dryer (11086880100 ) Repair Assistance - No heat

The issue My kenmore dryer (model 11086880100) stopped heating. My hours of research lead me to believe that I should test the thermal fuse, heating element, hi limit thermostat and thermal cut off. ...
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Maytag dryer timer replacement

The timer was not working on our dryer. The timer wouldn't advance no matter how long you left it on for. So, I bought a new timer and put it in today and now the timer works as expected. However, ...
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Structural damage because of air vent

I need to make an air vent for a tumble dryer hose on an external structural wall. Is there any chance to compromise the wall structure because of the hole for the vent? Should I add a structure ...
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Ground fault interruption in a dryer with ground bonded to neutral?

I've posted this issue elsewhere and maybe because it's so boring nobody wants to expend the energy on it (which is fine!) but for me the motivation is 50/50 safety and learning more about electronics ...
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Dryer wiring start problem

I just moved into first house I bought. I buy a 4 prong dryer wire for my new whirlpool dryer. I used a 3 prong at my last residence and it started fine. But with 4 prong now when I hook up the ...
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Confused about my electric dryers heating coil

Okay so like 2 days ago I noticed the electric dryers heating coil has stopped working.. I checked all the bimetal hi limit safety devices that break the circuit when the heating coil is up to temp, ...
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Where is the lint filter?

For months now, my washer/dryer combo has become less and less effective at actually drying anything I put in it. I've gotten the advice from some friends to check (regularly) and clean the lint ...
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How is interior clothes dryer exhaust different than oven exhaust?

I have vented my gas dryer into my Minnesota house, where I raised my three children, for 40 years with no adverse affects. Never had a problem with humidity as many have suggested. Never had a ...
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Whirlpool electric dryer works on 120 but not 240

I am trying to fix my dryer but I have run into a problem I can't find the answer to. I checked all the fuses with my multi meter and everything seems to be working. Before I rewired a slot in my ...
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Cleaning the lint or is it insulation from my gas dryer

I'm wanting to clean the lint out of my clothes dryer, I bought an attachment for the main area and hose but I see what I think must be lint inside the back panel as well, if I remove the panel what ...
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New dryer got wet on ride home need advice

My wife and I bought a Maytag dryer it rained all the way home. I wiped it down, plugged it in and it smelled. So if I let it set for a few days will it be ok?
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Hotpoint Gas Dryer DLB 1550B Igniter

Hotpoint gas dryer DLB 1550B. What is the coating on the igniter and the igniter receptacle? How important is it? I am replacing the igniter and noticed a burn spot in it. Also,a corresponding spot ...
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Can dryer ducting be placed near gas line?

We are reconfiguring the laundry room on the main level of our house in Toronto, Canada. There is an existing exterior dryer vent but it is on the oppsite side of the room where the dryer will now be ...
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How to fix a squeaky electrical dryer

Here's a self-explanatory video of my squeaky electrical dryer that's driving everyone in household crazy. The squeaking is clearly in sync with the rotation frequency, but that's all the insight I ...
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dryer thermostat troubleshooting

I've been troubleshooting abnormally slow drying on a Frigidaire stacking unit model # GCET1031CS0 (canadian brother to the easier to find online GCET1031FS0). Thought it might be the problem with ...
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Connect new gas dryer to an old 15/16” gas pipe

I bought a new gas dryer and am trying to connect it to an existing gas supply point in my laundry room. The gas supply pipe ends with this 15/16” brass MIP piece: I already bought a BrassCraft ...
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My dryer quit and I am getting a strange power reading at the outlet

I have a 3 prong plug for my dryer. When I take a voltage reading between X and Y I am getting 320VAC. Between X and W or between y and W I am getting 160VAC, and my dryer has quit running. Can you ...
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Position of dryer vent relative to gas meter and furnace intake

As part of renovations to our house (built in the early 70s) we are reconfiguring the laundry room and moving appliances to the opposite wall. The laundry appliances will now be to the left of the ...
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Best way to retrofit a dyer vent duct in 2x4 interior wall

My washer and dryer are located on the second floor of a two floor townhouse (crawlspace foundation). It's basically a closet that fits the two machines only, with very limited space front to back ( ...
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Periscope dryer vent in exterior wall

Our exterior wall has 2x4 framing and we wanted to see if we can run a periscope vent for the dryer in the exterior wall before venting out. We are trying to save some space in the laundry area so ...
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Washer Dryer Hookup

I moved into a new house and want to make sure I don't flood the place. The spigot on the left does have water to it, I turned it on for a second only, it didn't feel hot, but maybe that wasn't ...
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Dryer Cord ground prong removal

I have a Roper dryer and the cord that it has does not configure with the plug in on my wall. So I went to Home Depot and the guy that helped me handed me the cord he said I needed and when I got home ...
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How to fish a rubber seal gasket from dryer exhaust

So I bought one of these vent hose (https://youtu.be/JwqfSEbhCwY) and yeah I should've read the reviews. Well, the rubber gasket fell into the dryer exhaust. I stuck my hand as far as it can go but I ...
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Is this lint buildup in my tumble dryer really lint?

I have been having problems with my tumble drier (Asko T794C) thermal protection going out frequently and decided to have a look. The tumble dryer is a built-in so the air intake is on the front ...
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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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