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What is this strip hanging down inside my dryer? Anyone know?

What is this hanging in my dryer??? Is this the rear drum felt?
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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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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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String/rope came out of Dryer (its NOT the belt), what is this?

I have attached a bunch of pictures of what looks like a nylon braided paper rope that came out of the back of our dryer (between the drum and the back wall). I cannot find any information on our ...
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Dryer won't start. Uses a 4 prong 240v outlet where hot/ground is 120v but hot/neutral is 50v. What's wrong?

I recently had a dryer hooked up to this outlet and it ran for 2 years without problem. I recently got a new (to me) Kenmore 400-series dryer that was serviced a month ago and was in perfect condition,...
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two dryers on the same circuit [duplicate]

I would like to have two dryers in my laundry room. Can I run both off of the same circuit? Can the outlets be run in series? What upgrades do I need to make for this to work. I have room for another ...
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What is this and can dryer work without it?

Whirlpool dryer It came out of dryer along with clothes. Where does this go? Safe to operate dryer without it ?
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What is the proper way to connect a 4“ dryer exhaust to a 6” PVC wall exhaust?

Our dryer exhausts through a 4" opening, but the wall exhaust we will connect to is 6". The previous owners left an elbow / reducer, but it's beat up and basically falls out of the 6" PVC exhaust. ...
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Why does my dryer get too hot?

I've just moved houses and set up our dryer in the new house. It seems to get much hotter than it used to: hot to touch on the top surface, and my wife said it smelled like charcoal. The two things I ...
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Do most stackable washer dryers fail because of the washer being overloaded/won't drain?

What would happen if I just stacked my dryer on the washer? I know if falls but I"m try to determine the most likely cause. My quess ss unbalanced washer as that's the only time I'm seen major ...
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Semi-rigid dryer duct in contact with PVC drain pipe

I just installed a dryer vent using semi-rigid aluminum duct. Approximately 7' from where the semi-rigid duct attaches to the dryer at floor level, the duct touches a black PVC drain at ceiling level....
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Dryer Outlet - 4 prong to 3 prong

Our new dryer has 3 prongs vs. 4. We are changing to the new 3 prong dryer outlet, but want to make sure we are grounding. The wires coming from the wall our white, red & black - the the copper ...
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Need a small compression rod for stabilizing my dryer

Just joined and looking for some help in finding (or building) a small compression rod to stabilize my dryer. I have washer/dryer closet and the dryer sits atop my washer (in classic fashion). However,...
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How do I attach both my washer and dryer to the same NEMA 14-30 receptacle?

Currently, I have a single NEMA 14-30 plug in the laundry room. I also have an ASKO W6022 dryer (manual available here: https://www.manualowl.com/p/Asko/W6022/Manual/161455) and an LG DLEC855W dryer (...
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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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How can I clean up the debris from a disconnected dryer vent hose?

I have a dryer vent on the outside of the house but the dryer hose disconnected in the crawlspace without my knowledge. It appears to have been this way for quite sometime and there is a lot of dust/...
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What is the best way to clean your clothes dryer exhaust?

My dryer exhaust goes out of my laundry room, into my attic, and runs for about 15 feet before it gets outside. Over time the lent has built up quite a bit. What is the best way to clean this? The ...
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Wiring washer, dryer, tankless water heater

Trying to wire for washer/dryer combo in the garage, and we need to add a tankless water heater to get hot water to the washer. In their current location, there's a (EDIT: 15) AMP circuit for washer, ...
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Kenmore 96573230 Dryer Heating Element Too Hot? (420° F)

Is it normal for the heating element metal cover to reach 420°F? http://i.imgur.com/tbi7HgR.png I just replaced the upper thermal cut-off fuse and it blew within minutes. The cover location of the ...
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Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer, plastic connection problem [closed]

RE: Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer. DV42H5200GW. T his should have been an easy install, but plastic gas fitting seems to have cracked. I was just connecting my existing gas line to the dryer, and I may ...
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Is it safe to substitute a 10-gauge wire for ground strap on dryer?

I am backfitting a dryer with a 3-prong plug. The manual says to connect the body to the neutral terminal using a copper ground strap. I don't have a ground strap and none of the stores around carry ...
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Should I repair or replace a dryer heating element and housing connector?

I have a Samsung dryer that has a burnt out heating element. I purchased a new one and removed the old one from the dryer. I have no problem with any of this. My problem is that the element ...
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How can I install a Miele Washer and Dryer that use a 240V/15A splitter?

I recently purchased a washer/dryer set at auction. I was in need of a new set due to troubles with our current washer and wasn't all that happy with it when it was working. So, I when I found a Miele ...
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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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Dryer Felt Burning

I have a front loading dryer that's 17 years old. I find I have to replace the felt every three to four years now. It burns up, leaving a gap in the seal between the drum and door for clothes to get ...
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Typical high amperage applicance power cord age

This question on high amperage/power cords used with appliances such as dryers and ranges. I am curious to know typically how long these cords are good for. 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? 40 years? I ...
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How should I wire up a 3 prong dryer outlet to 120V?

I recently received a 220V Level 2 Electric Vehicle car charger as a gift, and it comes with an old 3 prong 220V dryer outlet (NEMA 10-30). I'm currently renting, so I cannot run 220V lines where I'd ...
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Advice for swapping out my gas dryer myself

My (rather old) washer blew up on me a few weeks ago (Apparently it's been unbalanced for a while. Came with the place and I never thought too much of the vibration until it was too late.) and am ...
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dryer vent near water pipe

I'm running a dryer vent through the floor close to a water pipe and am wondering if in very cold weather the dryer vent would get cold enough from outside air (with only the plastic cover on the ...
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What are the three green wires on the back of my dryer for?

On the back of my Maytag model MED5800TWO clothes dryer, what do the three green, I believe they are ground wires, connect to on the back electrical panel of dryer? Not the itself but the upper panel ...
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Can there be too many seams in a dryer vent pipe?

BACKGROUND: We have to vent our dryer outside and we will NOT be using any form of flex pipe. The whole thing will be vented with rigid 4" aluminum vent pipe. It is going to take a total 18' of ...
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What's better aluminum tape or mesh tape w/mastic for sealing dryer vent?

Running dryer vent exhaust out of side of dryer. Using solid 4" aluminum duct pipe. To seal connections is it better to use regular HVAC aluminum duct tape or mesh with mastic. Have used both in ...
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What could cause clothes to come out of the dryer with tiny burn or scorch marks?

I have a fairly standard Hotpoint vented electric tumble dryer, which normally works as you would expect, drying clothes, venting the humid air out the side wall, and with a lint trap I empty every ...
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Can you vent electric dryer into furnace return?

I've got an electric dryer currently vented outside: Behind the door to the right is our heat pump furnace: I was thinking about, during the winter, venting the dryer (properly filtered for lint) ...
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How to connect a 230V jointer to a pre 1996 dryer circuit?

I would like to connect a jointer to my dryer receptacle but I am concerned about proper grounding. The jointer draws 8.5 amps at 230V and has a NEMA 6-15 plug. The dryer is plugged into a pre-1996 ...
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What is this dryer part, and how do i fix it?

This happened a couple days ago to my dryer. It's soft and goes around completely. What happened, and how can I fix it?
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Dryer has no heat for the third time in two weeks

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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What washer dryer do I need for this space? [closed]

I am planning to rent an apartment which has this picture where washer dryer should be installed. Can I get some guidance on what kind of washer dryer do I need and how to install it. No one in my ...
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White lithium safe to lubricate a dryer?

My dryer is squeaking something fierce. It is a GE gas dryer, approximately 10 years old (model DBB3300GA2WW, U.S.). The noise is so bad that with it being in the corner of the basement, and me being ...
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What is necessary to make my old 3-wire 30-A dryer connection compliant with current code?

I have a 3-wire connection for the clothes dryer, and I would like to make it compliant with current code the simplest way consistent with reasonable safety. I haven't looked at the connection block ...
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Changing out stacked Washer dryer

I currently have a 12 year old stacked washer/dryer, and have been looking into a combo unit washer dryer. I understand each unit has different ventilation requirements, is this possible to change to ...
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Electric Dryer Leg A drops to 0V Leg B spikes at 240V when start pushed

I am in the military and came back from a month overseas and my 3 prong electric dryer would not start. I am an electronics technician (radios) so I am quite experiences with electronics and theory (...
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Short circuit in dryer?

I need some advice. My dryer stopped working. blown thermal fuse. Replaced. Now when I open the dryer door before the timer goes off the dryer continues to spin. I've spent an hour or two looking ...
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Why does dryer lint grill have wiring coming in?

I had to removey dryer's plastic lint grid to reach for something that got behind and noticed it has wires coming in (lower right). What is the reason this seemingly simple piece of plastic has ...
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Inspection suggested to replace vents between laundry and garage

I have a house up for sale, and a recent inspector called this out (to which the buyer is requesting to be serviced). When I purchased the house, my inspector did not say anything about these, so I'm ...
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I may have crossed wires on my dryer

I took the front panel off and the wires came undone from the door switch. I think i put them in the right way but im just not sure. Will it start if i mixed them up?
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How to clean dryer ducts . Home is built on a slab

My home sits on a slab, I can only assume that the dry duct runs from the wall and under the house ( no crawl space.). there is a large pipe that exits the house on the outside where the cap is ...
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Can the dryer's heating element be saved?

I just read why you shouldn't mend a dryer's heating element or coil. What if the break just happens to be be two or three inches at the very end, or even just 1 inch from the end; can you stretch it ...
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Can I convert a 240V dryer to 120V?

I have a stackable washer dryer combo. The dryer works on 240V and the washer works 120V, but they have 1 control panel. I don't have 240V in my new apartment, and am hoping to have the power cord ...
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Prefereable air intake temperature for condensor-typed tumble dryer

I have one of those tumble dryers with a condensor - it sucks air from the room with a fan, passes the air through the inside of a 'radiator' like apparatus (as to 'cool' it), and then straight into ...