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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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There is a brown burn mark on my dryer's vent

. Is this normal or do we need to unplug the dryer and run?
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Why would there be a 50 amp plug on a 30 amp appliance?

I have an old conveyor dryer, which my office purchased used some time ago, just sitting in storage. The dryer is for silk screen t-shirts and has a large heating element and a variable speed conveyor ...
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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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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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Dryer blows fuse instantly ! HELP

Dryer blows fuse instantly ! What's the cause? Plz help , I have changed 10 in two weeks already......
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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 ...
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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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What should I do about a stubborn screw on the middle of a dryer cord connection?

I am attaching a 3 prong dryer cord to a dryer. The middle connection is being stubborn. The screw gets to a certain point and is stuck. It will not tighten and the connection is very loose. Can I ...
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Electric boiler and dryer same breaker?

I'm adding an electric boiler 240 volt. Can I use the same breaker from the dryer? I don't have room to add another breaker on my electric panel.
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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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Are there transit bolts on this dryer?

We just moved into our new place and our new dryer is making strange rattling noises that sounds as if a small screw or other metal part is stuck somewhere in the machine. We checked all the ...
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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 ...
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Dryer keeps stopping - replace motor?

I inherited a Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer from the previous owners of my house. If I put it on a timed dry cycle for 80 minutes, it usually stops before the 80 minutes are up. Sometimes, when I press ...
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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 ...
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Dryer Outlet - 4 prong to 3 prong

Our new dryer has 3 prongs vs. 4. We are changing to the new 3 prong dryer outlet, but want to make sure we are grounding. The wires coming from the wall our white, red & black - the the copper ...
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Electric Dryer Leg A drops to 0V Leg B spikes at 240V when start pushed

I am in the military and came back from a month overseas and my 3 prong electric dryer would not start. I am an electronics technician (radios) so I am quite experiences with electronics and theory (...
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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 ...
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Maytag Dryer LD69806AAE Doesn't Start

We have a Maytag Dryer Model # LDG9806AAE in our rental property. Our tenant said it stopped working so I checked it out today. When I pressed the "power" button. I hear a buzzing sound but the drum ...
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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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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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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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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. I also found a few loose screws on the floor of the dryer so am ...
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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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Maytag MLG2000AWW sporadically trips the GFCI when setting the dryer timer.

When rotating the dryer timer knob, the GFCI outlet trips. It usually happens when the pointer is near the Presscare area of the knob. It will never trip ar any other time. I checked the GFCI with a ...
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I have a 120/240 dryer from Canada, and want to use it in a 240v country.

The dryer electric driagram identifies a RED L1 wire, a WHITE LN one, and other Black as L2. The suplpy cord has a RED, WHITE and BLACK wires and the green ground as well. How should I connect the ...
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Clothes Dryer will not heat up

I have a Samsung clothes dryer that stopped heating up. Here's what I've tried so far: verified that the 30 amp breaker is working fine verified 120/240v at the relay verified 9ohms across the ...
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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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Switch a condenser dryer from drawer to pipe

How does one switch a condenser (ventless) dryer such as the Electrolux edc78550w from collecting the water in the drawer to pushing it through the back pipe?
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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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Stackable Dryer won't stay running

My stackable dryer runs for 10 second with heat then stops. I have replaced the moisture sensors, any idea on what's wrong?
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Extend dryer termination away from condensing unit

How can I extend my dryer's exhaust vent away from my A.C. condensing unit using the existing outlet? It currently looks like the picture below. I don't know if the vent going through the wall is ...
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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?
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Split Gas Line to Gas Water Heater for Gas Dryer

I'd like to install a gas dryer by splitting the gas line that currently feeds the gas water heater. Is the solution as simple as splitting the line with a tee fitting/valve where the green arrow ...
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Repairing a GE stackable washer and dryer damaged by an unbalanced load

My GE stackable washer and dryer combo stopped working after I pressed the button because of a loud noise. The load was not balanced. Now the washing, spinning rinse and lid lights are flashing. The ...
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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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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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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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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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