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Dryer makes fast rattling/clicking noise only when gas valve is closed

I've owned a Whirlpool Duet gas dryer model WGD88HEAW2 for 5 years. Recently, it started rattling only when the gas valve is closed while the dryer is operating. The rattle immediately quits when ...
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How to test dryer components

My dryer stopped heating. It turns on and spins but that's about it Samsung Dryer - Model DV42H5000EW/A3 I have found this article which has helped to disassemble and troubleshoot but I still have ...
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Do my washing machine and dryer need to be close to the water heater?

I just purchased a house and near the kitchen it has a location for the washing machine and dryer. The water heater is near by in a separate cabinet. I would like to move the washer and dryer into the ...
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Outside dryer vent clogs with lint

A few days ago our dryer started complaining about a blocked airway, so I went up on the roof to check out the vent and sure enough the screen was completely clogged with lint. It's a new vent that ...
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Best way to connect to short dryer duct inside wall

What is the best way to connect my dryer securely to this outgoing dryer vent? Should I find a small connector piece, place the crimped end inside the vent, and secure the inside of the joint with ...
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Dryer connection changes from 10-3 with ground to 10-3 without ground

The previous homeowner did some electrical work to upgrade the dryer outlet to a 4-prong receptacle along with new 10-3 wiring. It was all brand new and looked copacetic. I'm thinking of moving the ...
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Does anyone know how to split the 240 V wire components of a dryer from the 120 V?

We are living on an island where the electrical grid is already 240V. We shipped a US dryer here and are trying to figure out how to wire it properly (me and local electricians). From my research ...
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Dryer cross-wired - loud pop and no longer works?

We were changing our dryer from a 4-prong to a 3-prong cord and my husband accidentally put the center wire on one of the other terminals. He plugged it in and ran the dryer for a few minutes, then ...
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How can I find thecapacity of an older model dryer?

How can I find out the capacity of an older Kenmore Advantage gas dryer model # 79801? I need a new dryer but want a larger capacity than my old one.
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4 prong dryer cord connected to a new 4 prong wall outlet, the old wall outlet was a 3 prong with only 3 wires. now the dryer won't heat but works

i have a dryer that has a 4 prong cord and the wall outlet was a 3 prong. I replaced the wall outlet with a 4 prong and the dryer works but will not heat did I wire it wrong or what could be the ...
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Concerns with installing 4“ Dryer Booster Fan into 7” duct

Our new-to-us home was built in 1850, so there's been a lot of oddball things done to it's guts over time. One of these is the dryer vent duct work that looks to have been installed sometime in the ...
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Two Compact Dryers on a 30 Amp Circuit

I have seen the question about having two dryers on the same circuit answered several times. The answer is usually that you should put them on separate circuits. I understand that for traditional ...
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Dryer venting for two?

I have two apartments over each other and each have a dryer that shares the same vent to outside.They connect together inside the building.The issue is the apartment up stairs receives the air from ...
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What causes repeat trip of thermostat in dryer?

My dryer did not produce heat. After some online research, there was a solution that included pressing a small red reset button. I did this and the dryer worked for a while, but then the heat stopped. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I buy raw filters that are the same kind as used in dryers?

Do you know the kind of filter net in your dryer filters? The filter material is dense enough to block any lint from passing through, but airy enough to not block any of the air pressure. I'd like ...
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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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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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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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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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Cause for an Amana electric dryer overheating

We noticed our Amana electric dryer making a rattling noise as well as overheating (top of the appliance, air duct and clothes in the dryer are very hot). Here are things I checked for: Air vent is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My dryer heating element

I got a new heating element my son decided going to pull the spring and streched it out of the top holders but didn't break anything so can I just call them back up and use it or they need to be apart ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...