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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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New Samsung Steam Dryer condensation in display

I just got my new Samsung electric washer with Steam Cycle, This One, After using it I noticed it started to accumulate water vapor in the display in a way that makes it hard to read the numbers on it,...
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30 amp dryer plug is hooked to a 40 amp double breaker, is this ok?

I just bought a home and needed to buy a new washer and dryer. The new dryers need a 30 amp plug, currently has 50 amp plug. I replaced the plug but noticed it was ran to a double pull 40 breaker, is ...
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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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Help – keep garage dry and well-ventilated (dryer exhaust hose)

I just got an old car and need to keep my garage dry and well-ventilated. Right now my biggest problem is that I have about 3 feet of 4-inch dryer exhaust hose going from my laundry room to a hole ...
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Electric front load dryer making room extremely humid and wet

My front loader electric dryer makes the room extremely humid and hot and it also forms condensation inside its display. The vents are not blocked and they are not leaking. It's a brand new dryer. ...
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Stacking Washers and Dryers

If I have a stacked washer and dryer (Malber) and I need to replace the dryer, does it need to be Malber? Malber is out of business and therefore is not easy or smart to purchase.
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Wires through conduit instead of drilling ceiling joists

I am moving the washer & dryer upstairs in my house and will have a contractor hook-up the 10-3 and 12-2 wires to my main panel, but I am running the wires across my attic. Instead of drilling 23 ...
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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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How do I know if a new dryer will fit? Existing base/floor vent and nearby doorframe

Our existing washer and dryer need to go, but the space they occupy is a bit limited. The main issue is depth - the existing washer and dryer are Frigidaire AES7000ES and ATF7000FS. In the current ...
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How can I quiet my dryer vent from the outside?

I have a Whirlpool electric clothes dryer and it is under 5 years old. When it is drying it makes a "whirling sound" that is especially loud from the outside where it is vented. My neighbor is ...
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Dryer display fogged up

I got a brand new maytag dryer and I accidentally had the exhaust vent blocked for the first cycle and the room got a bit humid and the display fogged up like this. I fixed the problem, but it's been ...
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Will cutting the fridge capillary pipe allow the gas to evacuate? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to remove a compressor from a fridge, I need to release the gas(r600a - safe) first. Initially I thought you had to cut or pierce the copper piping attached to the compressor but I've ...
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Only one side of 220V Outlet has power. Dryer shuts off after 5 minutes

Two weeks ago I fried the dryer outlet and plug and replaced both. I made a short 90 second video explaining the problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55AfK_y1RGo Here's the background: We ...
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Frigidaire Dryer with error E64

My dryer is giving me an error code e64. It is an affinity Frigidaire dryer. They dryer heats up just fine. It cuts off after 10-20 minutes of running with this error. The "Dryer Tech Data Sheet" ...
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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 a water leak or condensation in the wall around my dryer vent?

I pulled my dryer out yesterday to clean the vent and tubing. When I moved the dryer I noticed what looked like a huge wet stain around the vent connection that leads to my attic. There appears to be ...
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I replaced the motor in my dryer and it died almost immediately - can I just get another motor or is there likely another problem?

Dryer is a Samsung DV42H5000EW/AC that is about 4 years old. I did the diagnostics with my multimeter as described in the little booklet on the back of the dryer, found it was the motor, and replaced ...
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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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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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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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Malber TD 700 dryer not turning on

I have a stackable washer dryer - the dryer is a Malber TD 700 and is stacked on top of the washing machine. The other day I used the dryer without any problems in the morning. I tried it again about ...
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Maytag Bravos Quiet Series dryer belt size

I need to replace the belt on my Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300. In my search it seems that the replacement belt is 92 1/4 inch length and 1/4 inch width. This belt (I bought two that size from Lowes'...
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Where does the ground wire go in a 3-prong dryer cord configuration?

We moved to a new place where the dryer connection is 3-prong instead of 4-prong. The dryer was originally 4-prong, so we bought a 3-prong cord and installed it. It works fine, except I am not ...
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Should a 240 V dryer circuit show a current differential between legs?

I have a 240 V dryer which when measured with an ammeter has 24 A on one leg and 22.7 A on the other. If the ammeter is kept in place, one leg drops to 13 A, and the other leg drops to 4.5 A. Because ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Teflon Tape or Sealant on Any Flare Fittings for Gas Connections?

I am trying to hook up a gas dryer. The gas line has a flare fitting 1/2 in. that goes into a 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. coupling/reducer (in order to fit into a 3/8 in. gas connector, as suggested by help ...
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Clothes Dryer electrical 240v between hot and netural, 0 between other hot and neutral

I had to move around my dryer to do some work in my laundry room. When I plugged it back in, it wouldn't turn on at all. None of the buttons would even make the lights come on. I unscrewed the end ...
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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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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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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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