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Electric dryer plug [duplicate]

How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket for a Maytag electric dryer? Is there a converter plug that goes from 4 prong to 3 prong outlet?
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Regarding Admiral electric dryer model # ADE7000AYW / Glide Pads & Drum Seals

OK the REAL problem, knowing how to fix the dryer & being able to afford ALL of the parts are 2 very different things. The parts aren't as expensive as say the motor, yet I can only afford the ...
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How do I replace foam seal on clothes dryer?

I was doing some unrelated work on my Frigidaire clothes dryer and noticed that the foam seal that is attached to the front panel and sits against the blower housing was bent on the bottom and burned ...
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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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Is it safe to exhaust a portable electric clothes dryer indoors?

Is it safe for us to breath in the house if the portable dryer vent blows into the house?
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Flexible duct behind dryer looks a little sketchy

So we just noticed that the air flow in our house is always bad when we run the dryer. Looking behind the unit, we found a foily looking mess of a flexible duct behind the dryer. It looks almost like ...
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Side spacing inside laundry bay

I'm making a stacked laundry bay and would like it to be as narrow as possible. Are there minimum spacing requirements for the sides of the stack? I would like 2" each side between the machines and ...
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Dryer loses electrical power in the winter

For 3 years now my electric dryer loses the 220 current in the winter. It runs normally in the summer but gets weak in the winter. I have tried 4 different dryers and they all do the same thing. The ...
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What materials do we need to run gas line to laundry room?

Purchased three bedroom slab ranch home. House has natural gas furnace, stove and hot water tank. There is a dedicated laundry room that has only electrical outlets for washing machine and dryer. Want ...
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Maytag Dryer wiring issue

I have a Maytag Dryer model number LDE8420ACW that was give to me. The yellow, blue, purple and 2 white wires that connect to the power terminal block that the power supply cord hooks to are not ...
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Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?

In my apartment, I have a 4 wire 240V receptacle for a dryer where the neutral is not connected, only the 2 hots and ground. Is this configuration permitted for a dryer circuit? An electrician and ...
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No Ground on old dryer [duplicate]

My mom went out and bought a super old dryer to replace one that busted. I'm trying to hook it up with 4 prong cord hut there is no green nut for the ground. Where does the ground go?
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Why won't my gas dryer stay lit?

My Amana gas clothes dryer is not heating properly. The gas ignites when the dryer is first started, but after the gas turns off the igniter glows and then turns off, without relighting the gas. Many ...
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Can I reduce dryer vent through basement wall?

Can I reduce my 4" solid dryer vent pipe to a 3" at the outlet, my foundation has only 3 1/2 " opening between floor and concrete to cut through. This picture shows where the vent to outside will go. ...
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Can you convert a stackable dryer 220 to a 110, and how?

Can you convert a stackable dryer 220v to 110v? I don't have 4 prong outlet. Need to be 3 prong regular plug for regular outlet.
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Why did the high temp thermostat in my dryer fail when I disconnected the buzzer?

My wife wanted me to disable the End-of-Cycle buzzer in our laundry machine (dryer) for various reasons. I thought it would be an easy enough task, but it has since turned into a learning experience. ...
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Why would a GFI blink red

A detached garage on a property was recently wired with a 220 circuit to accommodate lighting, washer, and electric dryer . The problem is the GFI for the washer blinks red.
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Stackable washer/dryer covering crawlspace access point

Background 1940s home has a stackable washer/dryer combo unit installed over the crawl space access door. I want to replace the unit with a new combo such that: The crawl space door is readily ...
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240 V outlet is not delivering 240 V

I recently moved into an apartment with a 3-prong, NEMA 10-30 outlet. It looks like this: I bought an old dryer that I confirmed was working before purchasing it and hooked it up and unfortunately ...
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New Samsung Steam Dryer condensation in display

I just got my new Samsung electric 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, did ...
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How can I clean out a dryer vent which exits under my backyard deck?

Since I cannot reach the end of my dryer vent cover to push all the lint out with the long brush kit, what is the next best way to go about cleaning it? Would using a shop vac hose work and suck it ...
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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 Vent Covered

I live in a second floor condo with a neighboring unit underneath. Their dryer was vented through the roof...I could visibly see the vent from my upstairs window. Last year the entire building had a ...
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Weight of gas dryer drum? Kenmore 87071110

In order to repair my dryer I have to remove the drum. As a senior citizen I have difficulty lifting things that are over 25 pounds. I can’t find dryer drum weight listed anywhere.
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Dryer Outlet Issues

My dryer stopped working a couple of weeks ago. Checked the breaker, getting 240VAC across and 120VAC for each leg. I purchased a new outlet and changed it. It is 4 pronged. I get 120VAC from common ...
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Should my dryer cord's neutral and ground be connected to the same terminal?

I installed the dryer cord like the dryer diagram and the dryer was not working properly so I had an exchange. When sears came to install the new dryer they connected the neutral of the cord and the ...
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Does running a dryer on 120 V drive up electricity costs?

So I have a ventless dryer, and it's a relatively new LG model (LG DLEC855W 4.2 cu. ft. Compact Electric Dryer) that I have hooked up to a 120 V outlet. I know it's not supposed to run on a 120&...
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Is it safe and legal to make this gas plumbing connection?

I have learned that, contrary to what they tell you, the big box stores will not connect your gas dryer when they deliver it. So I was left to do it myself. The guy told me to remove the incorrect ...
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How to tell if Nema outlets have been successfully brought up to code?

I moved into a new rental house ~3 weeks ago. The house was built in 1950, and the house's dryer hook-up has a Nema 10-30P outlet (3 prong, see picture). Also, The kitchen electric range (supplied by ...
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I have 10/3 wire. Can I replace my 3 prong outlet with 4 prong for a dryer?

In my house there was a 3-prong outlet for the dryer and when I opened it I saw that there is 4 wires and the ground and neutral are on the same terminal. Can I change the outlet to a 4 prong? The hot ...
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What should I do about a hole in my dryer hose?

My cats tore a hole in our electric dryer vent hose, and I used the dryer to dry-clean a sweater using one of those sheets that you put in the dryer. Now I'm really worried about the fumes in the ...
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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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How can I route an in wall dryer vent through double top plate?

I am looking to move the washer/dryer into the 1st floor walk in closet. Part of the process is putting in a dryer vent. I have seen some in wall vents for dyers and considering that as an option. ...
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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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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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Kenmore Dryer Won't Heat

I have a Kenmore dryer that won't heat. Here's what I know: 240 voltage comes into dryer. Checked wires inside where power connects. Thermostat, high limit thermostat, heating element, and fuses ...
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Do dryer sheets interfere with the dryness sensors in a dryer?

I have always used dryer sheets, specifically, to remove the static from my clothes. I purchased a new High Efficiency Dryer/Washer combo from LG, and they sate that if you use Dryer sheets, you void ...
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How do I plug my three prong dryer plug up when I have a four prong outlet?

I have a new outlet (in an older house) with 4 hole socket and an older (4 years old) dryer. The dryer currently has a three pin plug. What are my options for connecting the dryer to the newer outlet?...
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Issues with 4 Prong to 3 Prong Conversion

I've really been at a loss trying to figure this out. Quick backstory: GF moved into apartment built prior to NEC code change so it has a 3 prong outlet. Her GE Profile dryer had a 4 prong plug ...
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What could cause a 220v 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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Why does it take my dryer 3 hours to dry a load of clothes?

I have a Maytag model LD69806AAE clothes dryer. Since our tenants in our town home have moved in July 2012. They have pointed out that the dryer takes about 3 hours to dry a load of clothes. The dryer ...
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Why is this in my dryer? Can/Should I remove it?

2 year old Kenmore 600 series dryer; 1st time maintenance. Is this supposed to be here? It is glued to the side, which makes me think yes. It also came loose and clearly burned which is troubling.
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Kenmore Elite Heavy Duty Quiet Pack 1 Dryer won't heat up

Model # 110 63032101. It runs and blows, but doesn't heat. I checked the coil and verified there is continuity. There are 2 other devices hooked up near the heating coil, but I don't know what they ...
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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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Converting a Samsung Dryer from a 4-prong cord to a 3-prong cord?

I just bought my first home and I need to replace my 4-prong cord on my dryer to a 3-prong. I've removed the four prong and now I see this: I know how to hook up the three prong, I'm just unsure ...
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Timer on dryer stopped working

The timer on our Maytag dryer seems to have died/stopped working and I would like to replace it myself: What I mean by "died/stopped working" is that the timer no longer decrements and mechanically ...
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Is it safe to install a three pronged cable into a four pronged dryer?

I just moved into an old home that has a three pronged wall jack as shown below: I have a newer dryer that has a four pronged cable. Please see the back of the dryer, I've removed the four pronged ...
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How to tell if clothes dryer temperature control is working?

I dry all clothes on the lowest temperature setting in the natural gas dryer. This is because they dry fast and come out piping hot. But now I need to dry some clothes at a lower temperature, but I'...
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How can I relocate hookups for washer and electric dryer?

EDIT: added info and added alternate locations. Our washer and dryer hookups are located out of reach, 40" behind the appliances. They are mounted on what, in the 1940's, was the exterior side of an ...
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Is it safe to use a flexible duct near the end of an 18ft dryer exhaust run?

I'm replacing a gas dryer in a condo that previously had 2 plastic flex pipes and a 5ft aluminum rigid duct. I planned to replace it with rigid steel. I got most of it dry-fitted correctly, except ...