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Dryer door switch

I have a Malber dryer (model TD700). They don't make them anymore. The door switch is broken. I would like to replace it. I can't buy a Malber one because they don't make them. I don't care if the ...
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Stacked Washer/Dryer not getting enough power

I just got a brand new stacked GE washer/dryer. I have a 30A breaker and I am running 10/2 with a 3 prong outlet. The breaker is double pole and I have the black wire in one and white in the other and ...
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If I live in the US Southwest, would a heat pump or conventional dryer use less energy?

Suppose I live in Poway, CA (weather), where temperatures are roughly between 50 and 90 F throughout the year and relative humidity is generally between 40 and 60%. With climate change the highs have ...
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How to access door switch for a Kenmore Elite Dryer?

I have a Kenmore Elite electric dryer and the door switch appears to have failed. But I'm not sure how to access the switch. It appears to be a very similar switch on many models (so the guides I'...
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What gauge wire do I need for my dryer?

I want to add a washer & dryer to my garage, but breaker box is on the wrong side of house. No matter which way I run the wire, its 110 feet of wire required. Will 8-3 with ground work? Or is ...
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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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What could cause a 240v dryer outlet to have proper voltage but not power the dryer?

I bought a used washer and dryer about a month ago from a warehouse dealer that specializes in used appliances. The dryer worked for about a month then refused to operate. I called the appliance guy ...
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Can a washer and dryer be next to a water heater?

I have a GE gas dryer (DSXH47GGWW) that is currently next to an exterior basement wall. I'd like to move it to the opposite wall (shared with the crawl space) right next to the water heater next to ...
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Why would a Whirlpool dryer only blow hot air?

This question is for a Whirlpool Model WED5840SW0 dryer. My dryer stopped working altogether after running hot for an entire cycle. I replaced the thermal fuse and then tried to run a cycle. No matter ...
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Ok for dryer socket to be in surface box with box extension?

I'm replacing my dryer. Old one came with the house. There is a NM 10/3 plus ground cable coming out of the floor of the laundry closet with about 4 feet loose in the closet, and attached to a 4-pin ...
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Dryer plug different from wall connection [duplicate]

I have a new out building with a laundry room. The wall plug in the new laundry room is not the same as the plug on the dryer. Do I need a new dryer or can I get a new cable for the dryer? Here is ...
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How can I test a three prong dryer receptacle for open neutral/ground?

I have a dryer that recently stopped working. After speaking with more than one appliance repair person, and trying more than one dryer, I'm sure the dryer is fine and some electrical fault is to ...
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Can 4 wire 240v circuit 30amp also support a 120v outlet

I'm planning to run a four 10g wire 30 amp circuit to supply 240v for an electric dryer. I'm wondering if I can add a 120v outlet to this and only use one outlet at a time on the same circuit, instead ...
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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 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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Is it okay to have a dryer vent in the wall cavity?

I'm redoing the wall of a utility room that, among other things, has the dryer vent embedded in the wall cavity with all kinds of stupid turns to go around the plumbing. Would it be a good idea to ...
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Why is my dryer squealing even after roller replacement and lubrication?

I have replaced my dryer rollers, but the rear right side (that was worn completely before replacing) is beginning to wear again and now causing a high pitched squeal. The other rollers all seem to ...
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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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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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Why did the dryer stop working shortly after moving and changing cord to four prong?

I have a Whirlpool LER7646EQ2 dryer. We moved recently and I had to change the cord from three prong to four prong to match the new outlet. It seemed to heat at first, but then four hours later I ...
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What is this green wire on my dryer for?

I recently bought a used washing machine and dryer and am in the process of hooking them up. What should I do with this green wire attached to the back of the drier? Edit: The dryer, a Kenmore 80 ...
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can I use UF B cable to wire a dryer?

Can UFB cable be used for wiring my dryer? Normally I'd just run some NM able, but I found a good deal on 8 AWG UF B and wonder if this is code compliant (NEC 17) or not....or maybe there is another ...
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Dryer calls for 1/8" NPT plug - why not just direct connection?

Any ideas why this dryer gas connection diagram calls for the "1/8" NPT Pipe Plug" - why isn't it just calling for a direct connection to the gas supply instead of having something that ...
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Coupling 24" and 36" 3/8 flex gas tubing for dryer to form 60"

Would it be okay to use a male-male flare union adapter to couple two flex gas lines together to make a 60" one for a gas dryer? I had read stuff in the past about longer lengths of tubing ...
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What to use to fill holes and spaces all over dryer lint screen frame that capture lint when drying

My LG dryer lint trap has a plastic frame with numerous tiny useless nonfunctioning corners,crevasses,holes, etc which fill up with lint and require a toothpick and vacuum to clean out. I would like ...
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Dryer Vent Rough-In - New Construction - Stucco

I'm a DIY'er doing a complete to the studs remodel. I'm getting tripped up on a minor detail that I would prefer to get right. My goal is to get the dryer vent pipe penetration properly flashed and ...
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My dryer isn't fully exhausting to the outside?

I recently bought a townhouse which has laundry in the finished basement. I noticed that our clothes took a bit more than an hour to dry in the dryer, so I wondered if there were any lint blockages. I ...
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Troubleshooting repeatedly clogged drier vent

I have a new house (Oct 2020, am first occupant) and a new LG dryer (bought it when I moved in). The duct runs to the outside a few feet away, where there's a screen and a flap (lift the flap and ...
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How to use non-standard dryer outlet?

The summary: I have a dryer that I've owned for likely a decade now. I believe it came with a three-prong cable (where the grounding is pulling double-duty on one of the three prongs.) However, in my ...
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Is this dryer vent installed correctly?

Should I add those vent straps? It seems pretty sturdy, but I want to be certain. Is it even in a good location on the wall? Everyone I spoke with said it looks fine, but still a little strange to me ...
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Whirlpool Dryer Shuts Itself Off

I have a Whirlpool LEW0050PQ dryer. The dryer works and will run a full cycle, but there is an issue getting it started. I'll set it to any dry setting and hit start. The dryer will run anywhere from ...
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Dryer heating element repair? [duplicate]

A dryer heating element has snapped: is there any reason why it can not be bridged via soldering or a butt splice? Kenmore Model 110.66642500
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Can a gas dryer leak CO thru a second dryer via a y vent connection?

We have a second stackable electric dyer on the first floor that is vented via a Y vent connection from our primary gas dryer in the basement. The electric dryer actually gets warm when the gas dryer ...
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Is the exhaust from an electric dryer harmful?

We seem to have an exhaust leak from the dryer, as I can smell it when it's run. Is this an urgent issue? Since it's not gas, the exhaust should just be warm air, right? (though in that case, why can ...
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Whirlpool Dryer powers on but won't spin

My gas front-load Whirlpool dryer powers on but won't spin The blow fan spins fine The idler pulley seems to be fine, the belt is in tact and is tight. (though I did replace the idler pulleys wheel ...
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Connecting dryer vent in new window

We just had some old windows replaced with glass block in the basement. The installers added a window with an attachment to vent the clothes dryer but, of course, it's different to the one in the old ...
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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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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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Dryer voltage not right

My dryer won’t start. I’ve had the timer switch replaced and still nothing. The outlet in the wall reads the 240/120/120 from both the socket itself and the backside. The plug for the dryer is reading ...
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Ground screw inverted - Converting 3 prong dryer to 4 prong

I’m trying to change the cord on a second-hand dryer that came with a 3 prong cord to a 4 prong to match the outlet I have. I have a decent sense of what I need to do to match up the hot-neutral-hot ...
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3-Wire Dryer Connection Works with Dryer at Home, But Not At Other House--socket tests ok though

This one is really odd... I have a 3 wire Samsung Dryer that was not turning on at my MIL's house -- but the outlet and the bare cord (I was super-careful) show 220 across the two hot legs. But when ...
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Dryer vent coming up out of the ground

We recently moved into a house and hooked up a new (LG) washer and dryer. The dryer was showing us an error message related to decreased performance due to poor venting exhaust. I went outside to see ...
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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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Dryer & Stove share breakers in 1972 apt

Question1: Why would one hot from the stove be wired into the dryer breaker and one hot from the dryer be wired into the stove breaker? Each has a separate neutral and both are grounded with their ...
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Strain relief removal on LG Dryer

I have a LG dryer that I need to change the power cable from 4 wire to 3. The existing cable has an rubber strain relief around the cable. It does the job well as I cannot remove the cable. I would ...
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Is a dryer connection with the G and W connected at the plug safe?

I have a dryer plug ,4 prong that is looped from ground to neutral .is this safe?
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What happens if you wire a four-prong dryer cord backwards?

What happens if you get the red and black wires of a four prong dryer cord backwards? This question assumes: we are talking about U.S. Residential wiring the person doing the wiring gets the green ...
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How can I install my dryer exhaust - Should I contact the builder?

I am trying to install my new LG dryer exhaust in a new build home and the part attached to the wall just fell off. Should I contact the builder? I have done this before and it was not as complicated. ...
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My whirlpool Cabreo dryer isn’t drying put in heating element still not drying what can it be

My whirlpool cabreo dryer isn’t heating up changed the heating element but still no heat what can it be

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