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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 ...
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Disable the LG washer/dryer melody at end of the cycle?

Title is the question, the loud melody is obnoxious. This is a last ditch effort, the manual doesn't provide any information, surprisingly this fairly comprehensive machine doesn't seem to be designed ...
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Dryer not drying properly

I have a dryer that is not drying properly. You have to run the load 3-4 times to get it dry. Here are some things I have checked: It is heating up properly The vents are clean (from the vent trap, ...
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What type of hose do I need for Propane dryer?

I converted my gas dryer over to propane, but I am trying to find out if I can use my older gas line or what type of propane line do I need to buy?
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Is it proper and/or smart to independently ground an older 3 prong dryer outlet and upgrade it to 4 prong? [duplicate]

Just bought an older home that has a 3 prong dryer outlet. It is right above an unfinished crawl space so it would be easy to run a good grounding cable to a grounding rod and/or an iron water pipe ...
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Help identify this electric clothes dryer part from an Asko T701 dryer?

I just replaced the drum rollers on my Asko T701 electric clothes dryer. As I was removing the front frame to access the rollers, this metal part fell out (the Sharpie is just there for scale): I don'...
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interior of dryer is scratching clothes

Several of my nice dry fit shirts have come out of the dryer with snags on them recently. Upon inspection, there are many sharp edges on the inside of my dryer. I think what happened was that a ...
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Can you pull air from an unfinished attic into a closet with a clothes dryer?

I have a closet with a electric modern clothes dryer in it. It has nice cabinet doors and I think it is pretty air tight when the doors are shut. I don't really want to get louvered doors so as not to ...
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Dryer vent hose not staying connected to the dryer vent even with clamp

I cannot get the hose to stay on the metal vent coming out of the dryer. I have tightened the clamp til I am almost bending the pipe but the venting material slides right off? Help and thank you!
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Need help to identify part from Frigidaire/Electrolux laundry dryer?

I was replacing rear bearing of my Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer and now there is this extra black, plastic piece that I can't figure out, where it should go: I checked all the parts for my model on ...
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Laundry dryer's thermal fuse keeps blowing off every few months. What could be the cause?

Here is what I have done for my 10 year old LG dryer that resides outdoors: checked the exhaust pipe and there was good air flow with no lint stuck in it. checked for continuity between heating ...
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Dryer venting problem

I own a home built in 2003. The laundry room is in the middle of the house, but also adjacent to the garage, I live in Florida. The dryer venting system is close to the floor, turns, 90 degrees, ...
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New dryer belt is different and now slips. [closed]

I replaced all the moving parts in the dryer minus drum and motor. Drum turns freely by hand.I have the older maytag dryer where the flat side of belt rides against drum. New belt has cloth on ...
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Do dryer belts need to break in?

I just replaced a broken belt in our Maytag dryer, it was the right belt, identical to the old one, but it's not working so good... It's properly installed, but it's like the belt is slipping when we ...
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Can a dryer be vented through the roof?

In my home the dryer vent is set up to vent out into an enclosed back porch. The problem is that all sorts of lint (and heat) get pumped out into that enclosed area and makes a mess. Directly above ...
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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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Dryer venting options on second floor with gambrel roof

In redoing our second floor laundry closet, we'd like to replace the flammable flexible plastic dryer duct with rigid duct and a better vent. I did extensive research, but couldn't find any ...
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Will it damage my washing machine and tumble dryer to be left in a shed for storage

I have a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, each worth around £600, that I bought last year. I just moved houses and my new already has a washing machine and dryer. Would it be safe to wrap ...
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Washer/Dryer cases electrically charged

We ordered a brand new washer and dryer. To start the dryer's power cord was wired wrong. It should have been hot-neutral-hot, but instead the installer connected it in hot-hot-neutral. We have it ...
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Why does my clothes dryer make a rattling sound after 5 minutes?

We have a new dryer just one year old. It's an Amana. Just the other day it suddenly started making loud rattling noise after running 5 min. It's so new I'm surprised. What could this be. Everything ...
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Insufficient voltage to dryer receptacle; what next?

I just moved into a home and I am hooking up a used dryer (which I'm told works). The dryer spins, but I get no heat. I bought a multimeter, and it tells me that the receptacle provides insufficient ...
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Is it safe for dryer vent ducts to overlap in different directions?

Hard to describe this in the title. What I'm referring to is how segments of duct overlap each other where they are connected. Ideally, as with plumbing, the tube the flow enters should be overlapped ...
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Connect 4“ Dryer Vent Duct to 4” Exhaust Pipe

I just had a new dryer installed. The installer said I needed to buy a pipe reducer because the dryer vent duct and the exhaust pipe are both 4". He cut some holes in the dryer vent duct to fan it ...
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Grounding a 3-prong dryer plug

I just bought a house, and my new washer/dryer is being delivered tomorrow. I have the older style 3-prong 220 outlet, which I know I'm allowed to still use. I also have a 2-prong 110 outlet next to ...
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Dryer vents and mice

We have been dealing with mice since the fall, eventually we got a pest control company and their recommendation after setting their baits for ~3weeks is to seal all the cracks and holes. One thing ...
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Clothes Dryer Stops Heating

I've been chasing this one for a few weeks now, with no luck. Pertinent model and device information is below. I could use some advice... Make: Kenmore Model: 110.96584110 After I complete a repair ...
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Do I need to be concerned about moisture around dryer exhaust?

I have a dryer stacked on top of my washer and the exhaust duct attachment point is elevated off the ground. Or contractor had to build out the wall and create an area where the plumbing, gas and ...
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Connecting dryer to dryer vent

In all the youtube videos I see, dryers are connected to dryer vents via flexible hose. One end is clamped to the dryer and the other is attached to a plug that fits into the vent I bought a vent kit ...
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Electric Dryer Wiring

I am moving laundry about 40' from current location. I want to tie in to the existing dryer wiring which is 10 gauge. Can I use 10 gauge wire to run 40' or should I use 8 gauge.
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Deteriorations in rear of gas dryer

I opened up the rear of my Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer and discovered the following aspects of deterioration: Corrosion near the bottom of the heater box. See photos 1 and 2. Crumbling of the foam ...
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Dryer works. Just not on my 240v circuit

Been racking my Brain. had a dryer go out on me. t/s the dryer i.e thermal fuse. switches etc. even put D.M.M. on motor leads and spun motor and it produced voltage. At a loss I purchased a used dryer ...
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Can I add a 120v branch for a washer to a 240v dryer circuit?

I’m running 10-3 Romex for a 240v electric dryer in our garage. It would be very convenient to tap into one hot leg and add a 120v outlet for the washer (they will be stacked). Is this allowed per NEC ...
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Can I switch all the stuff from my electric dryer to a gas dryer eliminating the gas burner

We purchase a Kenmore stackable washer/ gas dryer. Can the gas dryer be converted to electric? We found out we don't have a gas line in laundry area.
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Need info on AFCI requirements

Are AFCI breakers required on 30 amp dryer circuits and 50 amp furnace and stove circuits or just the 20 and 15's? I haven't done residential in a long time. Thanks fellas.
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What would cause a clothes dryers thermal cutoff to keep tripping?

I have Kenmore dryer model 110.96588210. For about 10 years it worked flawlessly. Then, its thermal cutoff started blowing in an unreasonable frequency. Since the hi-limit thermostat must be replaced ...
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Should I lubricate moving parts of electric dryer? If yes, then how?

Recently the belt of my 8 year old electric dryer snapped due to wear. So I have opened up the dryer and while I am waiting for the replacement belt to arrive I was wondering if it makes sense to also ...
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Is it a problem if my dryer vent slopes uphill through a crawl space?

My dryer is vented through a crawl space and as it exits the space it will run up hill. Is this creating a problem by code or will it collect lint and moisture and clog prematurely?
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Code requirements for the proximity of Power outlets to wash machine water outlets?

In a laundry room (in the USA) - is there a code in the NFPA - NEC for minimum distance the Dryer and Washer Electrical outlets must be placed from the washer water pipes ?
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How do I stack a washer and dryer without a stacking kit?

I have a Samsung front-load washer and dryer that I want to stack. The original stacking kit (SK-2A) is no longer available, but looks like this: The replacement stacking kit (SK-3A or SK-5A) is ...
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Discovered 10/2 wired 3-prong receptacle for dryer. Is it ok to leave as is?

We removed a drop ceiling in our 2nd bathroom and discovered that some previous homeowner/DIYer had run wiring for a new dryer through the drywall ceiling into the wall, and hid it with the drop ...
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How can I clean my dryer vent?

I called a handyman for cleaning my dryer vent under my house slab. It is a glass pipe vent. He cleaned it up using water from the laundry room hose. Is this an okay way to clean up the lint? I also ...
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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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use outside air for combustion for gas dryer? why not install in airtight closet,with fresh air intake vent? [closed]

instead of using your heater or cooled air you've paid $$ for ,why not use outside air for combustion of your Gas dryer? Install the dryer in an airtight closet install a vent for fresh air that ...
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What professional installs dryer vents?

I need to relocate our dryer vent. It goes behind the wall and to the roof. With our new stacking machine, we need to move a few feet. For the life if me, I can't figure out who to hire to do it. I ...
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Can I convert a 240v plug serving a stacked washer/dryer to 120v plug to serve the washer only?

I have a stackable washer dryer combo with one 240V plug. The dryer works on 240V and the washer works 120V, but they have 1 control panel. The dryer died and the room only has one 120v and one 240v ...
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Why is my dryer turning off mid-cycle and staying off for 30-60 minutes?

My dryer recently started turning off during its cycle (after 20-30ish minutes), including the (digital) control panel being completely unresponsive. After 30-60 minutes, it will work again normally ...