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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 keeps stopping - replace motor?

I inherited a Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer from the previous owners of my house. If I put it on a timed dry cycle for 80 minutes, it usually stops before the 80 minutes are up. Sometimes, when I press ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should I look for in a roof dryer vent?

I'm in the process of installing an upstairs laundry room, and I'm looking to vent the dryer to the roof. The route to an outside wall is almost 25 feet, with a few turns, whereas the route to the ...
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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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Maytag MLG2000AWW sporadically trips the GFCI when setting the dryer timer.

When rotating the dryer timer knob, the GFCI outlet trips. It usually happens when the pointer is near the Presscare area of the knob. It will never trip ar any other time. I checked the GFCI with a ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I need to replace my copper gas line before installing a new dryer? Why?

Just purchased a new dryer, and when it was delivered the installer said he could not connect it to our soft copper gas line -- he said it needs to be replaced with another type before he is allowed ...
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Gas dryer water heater vent

Is it safe to use the same outside vent outlet for a gas dryer and gas hot water heater? The 3" diameter, 18" long, water heater duct joins the 4" diameter, dryer duct in a Y right at the wall with 2" ...
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Dryer not heating issue

My dryer is not heating. I checked the safety switches, heater, etc and found them to be ok. One check I made surprised me: a voltage check on the incoming terminals found 120 vac on each side of ...
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Replacing a dryer that has a three prong hook up

I'm replacing a dryer that has a 3 prong receptacle. The receptacle has 2 hot wire connections and a ground wire hooked to the neutral. My new dryer has a grounding strap hooked to the neutral and to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Dryer Venting Woes - what to do?

I can certainly collect some pictures for this but I'm hoping on sound engineering & design principles I'll get a recommendation worthy of executing to that meets code. I have a vented clothes ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a gas dryer be converted into an electric dryer?

I am moving to an all electric apartment and have a gas dryer. It is 3 years old. Can it be converted to an electric dryer? How would I find someone to do this?
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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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How to remove dryer from top of stacked washer/dryer in small closet?

I have a washer and dryer stacked on top of each other in a fairly tight closet, see picture below. Due to a couple electrical boxes on one side of the closet, I am unable to slide the units to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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