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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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Why do the wires to my dryer's thermostat keep burning off?

I have a Kenmore/Whirlpool dryer that a week ago stopped working. The motor and timing would work, but there was no heat produced. I disassembled the entire dryer and vacuumed and brushed every nook ...
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Dryer Thermal Fuse Keeps Blowing

I have a Samsung DV42H5000ew and the thermal fuse (DC96-00887A) on the heating element housing has blown twice, most recently one a day after it was replaced. After it blew the first time, I replaced ...
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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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Can a gas dryer be converted into an electric dryer?

I am moving to an all electric apartment and have a gas dryer. It is 3 years old. Can it be converted to an electric dryer? How would I find someone to do this?
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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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Is it safe to seal the seams/gaps on washer and dryer units?

Specifically, I have the following model units: Maytag Washer WTW8040DW Maytag Gas Dryer WGD8000DW4 The units come with open seams, and I'd like to know if it's safe to seal these? Surprisingly, ...
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Encountered two different kinds of dryer tape (metallic silver plastic vs actual foil)?

Up until now, I thought dryer tape and foil tape were the same thing. So when I bought the first roll I didn't think too much of it. The first roll I bought was looked like silvery metallic coloured ...
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How can I properly vent a dryer whose ductwork comes up vertically from the ground?

How can I modify and correct a dryer vent that comes up through the ground as shown? It goes straight down, turns horizontal into the basement laundry room, then down again into the gas dryer. ...
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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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Can I vent my dryer into the crawl space without creating mold and moisture problems?

We have a crawl space with a combination of sandy and clay soil in it. The crawl space is about 3' deep. To eliminate a long dryer vent run, I'd like to vent the dryer directly into the crawl space. ...
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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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Ground Wire attach to dryer but where does other end go

The ground wire is attached to my clothes dryer, but I don’t know where to attach the other end as it fell when I pulled dryer out—I don’t know where it fell off?!
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Is there such thing as secondary lint traps for rectangular dryer ducts? [closed]

I have been searching online for a couple weeks now without any luck. There are plenty of secondary lint traps that install along a run of standard 4” rigid metal duct. I’m looking for a secondary ...
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Is a strain relief clamp necessary for dryer cord installation?

Just got a new dryer yesterday, and the installation instructions say I need a strain relief for the power cord. Unfortunately, the delivery guys took my old dryer for recycling and only left the cord ...
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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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Add 240v Outlet to Apartment Subpanel

I am looking to install a washer/dryer system in my apartment and have received mixed feedback about whether a 240v outlet can be ran through my existing subpanel to power the dryer. Is there any way ...
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How to seal dryer exhaust vent

I am replacing my dryer exhaust vent. Here is a picture of the old one after I removed the cap. I did my best to clean up the old caulking before adding the new tube and vent, which looks like this: ...
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Can I re-shape a heating coil that has been stretched out of shape?

I got a new heating element and my son decided to pull the spring and stretched it out of the top holders, but didn't break anything. Can I just coil them back up and use it or they need to be apart ...
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How should I go about fixing a holey laundry room?

When I removed some old elevated cabinetry in my laundry room, I discovered two holes in the wall. The first I documented here, How do I close and seal an old external vent? and the second can be ...
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Dryer lint trap doesnt fit [closed]

The dryer lint trap quit fitting. We cant put it back in as if it is too big. Have looked and doesn't appear to be anything blocking it and lint trap is cleaned after each use
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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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Why is my dryer producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use?

During the recent one year, I have noticed my dryer is producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use. I live in a 5 units apartment building and I am on the top floor. After I cleaned ...
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Ground a dryer converting to a 3-prong cord - manufacturer hardware missing

I need to change the cord on an electric dryer from 4-prong to 3-prong. My questions concern 1) what to do with the ground when moving to the 3-prong dryer and 2) how to test whether the installation ...
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Gas clothes dryer is venting into the crawl space

I have been living in a house in Southern California for 18 months and while crawling around under the far end of the house I found that there is about 2 inch deep lint over a 200 sq ft area where my ...
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Sauna heater wiring from 3 prong to 4 prong

30 amp sauna heater that I need to wire. I plan on using my dryer outlet which is 4 prong but my sauna heater is 3 prong if I'm not mistaken as it has "L1, L2, ground." My question is could I ...
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Solve washer/dryer closet outlet issue. Lacks 110v outlet, need to know my options

I have a washer/dryer closet with a SINGLE 220V outlet serving a SINGLE laundry-center type machine. I need to make another 110V outlet available in this closet space so I can upgrade to a SEPARATE ...
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How should the ground wires be connected when changing my dryer's power cord from 3 prong to 4?

So we have this really old dryer (MayTag sde305dayw) and I've attempted to do the wiring from a 3 Prong to 4 Prong power cord (moved to a newer home) but when I plugged it in, it didn't turn on. The ...
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Why would a dryer receptacle trigger another receptacle to quit working

I have my dryer plugged in in my laundry room (Circuit Breaker 5). I have my T.V. plugged in in my living room (Circuit Breaker 7). The dryer is tumbling, but no heat and timer not working. Power in ...
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Dryer vent: proximity to electrical wires

We recently moved into a new home, and the ductwork for the (as yet uninstalled) LG DLE3500W electric dryer is the flexible foil type. To avoid an additional bend in the duct, it runs across some ...
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Dryer 240 to 120 question

I have a 240 volt dryer currently, and I want to change it out for a gas dryer that will utilize 120 volt. Since the circuit is 240 volt 30 amp, I'd like to use the existing 6-8 gauge wire and ...
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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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Why does my laundry machine trip the GFCI when I plug it in?

My washer/dryer machine stopped working, and now when whenever I plug it into the GFCI it automatically trips the outlet (both the top and the bottom). I called an electrician in to come fix it and he ...
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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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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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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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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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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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4 prong wire outlet, 3 wire dryer - can’t find ground screw

So I’m not entirely sure where to put the ground wire. Do I need to buy a ground screw for that hole? Or is there something else I can attach it to?
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Gas clothes dryer not heating

My gas dryer (Samsung DV520AGP/XAA-0002) won't heat. I've done pretty extensive testing and I'm stumped. Here's what I know: When I start a cycle, the igniter turns on, ignition occurs, and then ...
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Effective way to remove trapped lint inside blower wheel? Maytag mgd8630hw0

I have a less than year old maytag mgd8630hw0 gas dryer. The dryer is on the second floor and vents through the roof. About 3 months ago the dryer started making a loud banging noise so we call 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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Code requirements for moving 3 prong dryer outlet

I've read various posts here about the advantages of 4-prong over 3-prong, such as the dryer cabinet can become hot if there is an interrupt in the 3-prong neutral/ground. Examples: Dryer Outlet - 4 ...
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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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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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Why did this wire in my dryer melt?

I have an electric Kenmore dryer, actual manufacturer appears to be Inglis - model number on the sticker says "C110-8240091", though that doesn't bring up much in my online searching. It's been ...
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How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?

I've just moved house and my clothes dryer has a four prong plug but on the wall there's a three prong socket. Do adapters exist for this? Or do I need to get a new cord for my dryer? Or is there ...
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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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