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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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POKO TD-169C Hair dryer circuit diagram [migrated]

Can I replace the 1N5395 diode in this diagram with a FR157 diode? Basically I need to lower the heat of my hair dryer and I think the 1N5395 diode in this diagram does exactly this but I have only a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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