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Periscope dryer vent exper

My dryer's vent tube is stuffed behind the dryer and preventing it from sitting closer to flush against the wall. I found this "Periscope" dryer vent kit and was wondering if anyone had ...
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LG clothes dryer drum doesn't engage and error is shown

I have a standalone LG Dryer that when I hit More Time/Less Time the diagnostic mode reads u12 d06. I can hear the motor spin but the drum does not engage. What could the problem be? I've confirmed ...
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No ground screw on Amana LE8317L2 Dryer

I am hooking up a 4 wire cord to a 3 wire dryer. I don’t see a green screw but there are two other green cords with a stripe on them that I can’t seem to turn. Where should the green wire from my cord ...
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Apparently stripped holes in dryer door hinges

I removed the door of an OLD Maytag dryer(DG408) to repair the latching mechanism. I followed Youtube repair video (that was linked to the repair part on order site) step by step, worked like a charm....
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What type of duct should I use for a clothes dryer exhaust?

I am planning to relocate my gas dryer to the center of my basement. The closest vent is in one of the walls 16ft/5m away. To reach it I would need to run an exhaust pipe horizontally, enclosed in the ...
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Washing-Dryer machine installation (rotate)

I would like to know if it is possible to setup a washing machine (or a washing machine with integrated dryer) such that the installation pipes are on the side. NOTE: I don't know anything about ...
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Have 3prong dryer cord and 4prong dryer outlet.how do i chane it to work how much and show me pics n videos [duplicate]

How to change 3prong to 4 prong dryer cord How to wire a 3prong outlet where a 4 prong is currently?
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When installing a 14-30R dryer receptacle, do I need an additional ground connection to the box?

Thanks to Stackexchange's Hot Network Questions, I found out that my 3-prong dryer outlet was a safety hazard and I'm replacing it with a 4-conductor 14-30R receptacle and matching cord. I've replaced ...
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Venting Dryer to Outside Through Foundation Wall OR Vent?

I'm relocating and replacing the ducting to vent my electric dryer that is located in the middle of my home. I'm using 4" galvanized duct, I've installed a Dryer Box on the back (2x6) wall of my ...
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My dryer on my laundry center stopped working

Can i run my laundry center on 120v for the washer portion only and disconnect the dryer completely? I only have 1 240v outlet and a 120v outlet with a 20 amp breaker. I called a repair shop and they ...
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Electric GE Dryer heating while turned off

I have a GE electric dryer that came with the house and as I was sliding it to the side I could feel a good amount of heat coming out of the back and top. I opened the dryer and the inside of the drum ...
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Is it safe to use foil heat tape inside the dryer?

The metal air duct pipe inside my electric dryer does not seem to completely seal against the plastic housing of the exhaust blower fan. Is it safe to use metal foil heat tape to join them together, ...
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Am I able to wire a 3-Prong dryer outlet with 8/3 Romex?

I see similar questions but maybe not as specific.... I am moving my laundry location. As we are intending a remodel eventually I just used some 8/3 romex I had left over to junction with the existing ...
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What is on my dryer vent cover? [closed]

I have a gas Speed Queen dryer and something keeps accumulating on the heat duct vent cover. I've replaced the cover once thinking something melted on it, but it's happened again. Other than the ...
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Thermal Limiter keeps blowing

I have a Kenmore laundry center model 41798702891. It would not start and after some checking I found that the thermal limiter fuse was blown. I replaced it and tryed another load only to have it blow ...
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Is it ok that the cable for my dryer circuit is suspended from the ceiling?

I have a dryer line hanging from the ceiling joist. Will it pass code if it's attached to the poured concrete basement wall? Do I need to put the wire through conduit? Thanks.
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Did my dryer stop because the ground and neutral wires were connected?

The ground wire from the cord and the neutral wire from the dryer were wired together the dryer ran great for about 25 min then quit. Would that be a reason for it to stop?
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GE Dryer, Model GTDX100EM1WW Burnt Wiring

White wire connecting to the door switch has burned through and detached from the connector head. There are also burn marks on the dryer drum. I know at least temporarily fixing this is merely ...
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Can a 27 inch stackable washer and dryer be safely installed in a slightly over 27 inch opening?

I have an opening in the bathroom which is slightly more than 27 inches. Height is not an issue, nor is the depth. I've looked at 25 inch and under stackables, and their capacities are just too small ...
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Squeaky sounds from our GE dryer. Is this the dryer belt failing?

Our 6 year old GE dryer has a slight (so far) problem. Just as the drum start spinning it makes a squeaky sound. Then it goes away, but I can still hear a reduced version of the squeak every now and ...
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Two dryer vent connections in the laundry room [closed]

We just bought a new house recently. I was hooking up the dryer and noticed I have what appear to be two dryer vent connections in the wall. One was labeled "vent" and the other was capped. ...
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How do I connect a 4 prong cord on my GE dryer which is currently connected with a 3 prong cord?

On my GE dryer, a 3 prong cord is hooked up as shown on the picture. I want to replace it with a 4 prong cord I got with the standard green/red/black/white terminals. I am a bit unsure of what goes ...
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Gas dryer connection adapter brass to steel nut

I recently got a dryer and the installer did not have the right adapter to connect my gas line to the dryer. The yellow gas line installed in the previous dryer is still there and has a steel nut at ...
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Dryer smells like gas after hiatus and reinstall

I just reinstalled my gas dryer after a lengthy hiatus due to remodeling. The plumbing hasn't changed much except that I had taken off but then reinstalled (with yellow Teflon tape) the 2' appliance ...
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Dryer vent vertical rise

My vent rises vertically about 5 ft from the dryer. I am trying to decide if it will considerably save drying time if I move it to only about a foot above from the dryer exhaust is, as the space both ...
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Can a dryer heat coil be used after it gets bent out of shape?

I was taking apart my dryer, and in getting the drum out, I bent some of the coils in the heating element. I don't see anything broken, it's just not as spaced evenly in a couple of places. I'm going ...
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Adding a diverter to an electric dryer into a basement not the home

I would like to put a diverter on our dryer vent on our electric dryer in the basement and not in the home. Has anyone ever done this to take advantage of the air that comes out of the dryer. I see ...
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Washing machine drain leak / back up

Hi I recently bought a new Beko washing machine with dryer (model WD75141), just after 5-6 washes I saw water leakage on the floor, most probably drain water by the looks of it. I am no expert my ...
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Are plastic dryer vent fittings (not hose) allowed with gas dryers?

I'm trying to use a ovalized to 90 degree connector for my metal flexible hose connector in my dryer and the only one I can find is plastic at the big box store that is made for specifically for dryer ...
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Can you split washer/dryer and share with standard 3 prong

I’m not great with all of the proper terminology here. We have what appears to be a 30amp plug for out washer/dryer combo. I want to mount and hang out dyson vacuum charging station in the same space ...
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Can I combine two 12-2 cables to serve a NEMA 10-30 socket for dryer?

By remodeling my bedroom, I discovered my current tub is using 240v 20A, which are powered by two 12-2 cable. As an update, I don't want a this fancy tub, and also want to add a dryer in my bedroom. ...
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Hooking up my compressor to my dryer outlet

I need to plug in my compressor, which has a NEMA L6-30P plug. I currently have a NEMA 10-30R Receptacle How do I do this? It looks like the ground from my dryer plug is grounded in the box. I do ...
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Green striped wire placement when changing from 3 prong to 4 on dryer

I recently moved into a new house which accepts a 4 prong dryer cord. My dryer, a Kenmore 110.66922501, is currently wired for 3. As wired for 3 prong, the neutral connection on the dryer has an ...
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Dryer vent height

This community has been amazing in helping with my new washer/ dryer install. All the plumbing and electrical is done now for the last part... the dryer vent. This install is on the 2nd floor with ...
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1.5hr is normal drying time for condenser dryer? Miele

I have a Miele W3033 washer and a Miele T8013C condenser dryer. T8013C is a 24 inch, electric, ventless, condenser dryer, that vents into the room through the front, looks like this: https://www....
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Dryer Fittings, Was NG, now LP, but Fitting on Back is Smaller than LP Flexpipe

I'm trying to find the right conversion for this last part. I've already converted the dryer internally, but on the back on the dryer is a male threading that measures 1/2inch across And the flexpipe ...
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Miele condenser dryer T8013C not drying, takes too long to dry, why?

My Miele dryer is taking 5hrs to dry clothes. I have cleaned all the lint traps. What else should I do? I am fairly handy (e.g. small repairs, building computers), except I have never done a dryer ...
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Ground wire not long enough in 4-prong dryer cord?

I have a Whirlpool model LEC8858EQ0 dryer with a 3-prong cord and am installing a 4-prong cord. Everything has gone well, except the ground wire isn't nearly long enough to reach the grounding screw. ...
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Gas dryer leaking gas only when it runs

I have a samsung gas dryer which appears to leak gas only when it runs. We smell gas in the vent and also, sometimes, near the dryer as well. But more so from the vent, where it's passing raw gas. And ...
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Quad Breaker Issue

We have a new Maytag Bravo dryer. In our breaker box it is on a quad breaker (15 out and 30 in) with the bathroom and living room outlets and outside outlet. When I turn the dryer on the GFCI in the ...
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Have a wire leftover- where does it go

Replacing stack W/D with 4 PRONG/WIRE- my new dryer has 3 wire terminals--where do I connect the fourth wire?
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Dryer Venting for 1984 Condo

We are in the process of buying a circa 1984 condo. The dryer is not presently vented to the outside, and I do not know if it ever was. It currently vents inside to a water-filled lint catch basin. I ...
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Replacing abnormal outdoor dryer vent

The louvers on my original (20 year old) outdoor dryer vent have practically seized up and I'm in need of a replacement. When I take to places like Lowes or Amazon, I only find the style which ...
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Slack on hose and venting for washer and dryer

In our cottage have a large coat-closet near our front door -- the only place we could put a stacked washer/dryer. Plumbing is already nearby and it shares exterior wall (to place vent). The problem: ...
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Electric Dryer with possible wrong Cord

I moved my electric dryer to another room, and in doing so I realized it needed a longer cord for it. Searching the internet I found that the plug on my dryer is a three pronged / type plug with the ...
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Can You Help Identify This Dryer Part Left Over

I have a maytag bravo dryer model #medx700xl0. This piece (Thick plastic card) was was left over after I removed the drum, cleaned up the inside and replaced the heating element. Dryer is working ...
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Gas dryer, spacing requirment between vent and valve?

I see a lot of Dryer Boxes for sale which have knock-outs for both the exhaust vent and the gas valve in the same plastic box. Is this OK, code/safety-wise to have the gas valve so close to the out-...
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Ventilating a cat box through the dryer exhaust duct

I have a small closet that doubles as a laundry room, with a stacked washer and dryer. It's also where I keep my cat's litter box. It occurred to me that I could probably reduce the odor of the litter ...
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thermal cutoff switch keeps tripping kenmore he2

My electric Kenmore HE2 thermal cutoff switch keeps tripping. Replaced the switch and heating element and still trips. Seem to have good airflow and cleaned the vent pipe. Thermal cutoff keeps ...
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Help ! Bosch 300 washer and dryer Under the sink hook up

I am finishing my Brooklyn apartment renovation and because of space decided to get the Bosch 300 stacked washer and ventless dryer. My contractor hooked it all up for me under my kitchen sink, but ...

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