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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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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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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 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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Clean vent-less washer-dryer

I have read some questions about cleaning the dryer (1, 2, and 3) but all answers deal with dryers with a venting system. Mine, however, has no venting tube. Moreover, it is a washer-dryer (AEG, if ...
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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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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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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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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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dryer burn residue?

I have this sort of burn residue in my dryer? The question I have is: Is this burn residue? Is this a fire hazard? How do I clean this off? Also, much less important, is that I have some sort of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gas dryer flame not always igniting

Brand: whirlpool Model: senseon ggw9868kq2 Lately the dryer will not always heat up. I pulled off the front panel and watched the igniter while I started the drying cycle. It will always glow bright, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How do I wire my new dryer cord? [duplicate]

I have recently moved into a new home and discovered that my dryer plug does not fit into the outlet. I have a three pronged plug and need a four prong plug. how do i wire the new cord into my dryer?