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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?
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What could cause a 220v dryer outlet to have proper voltage but not power the dryer?

I bought a used washer and dryer about a month ago from a warehouse dealer that specializes in used appliances. The dryer worked for about a month then refused to operate. I called the appliance guy ...
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Open front and top panels on Whirlpool Cabrio gas dryer

I have a Whirlpool Cabrio gas dryer, model WGD8200YW2, that started making some squealing noises. I bought a parts kit to do a little tune up. I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the ...
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Extend dryer termination away from condensing unit

How can I extend my dryer's exhaust vent away from my A.C. condensing unit using the existing outlet? It currently looks like the picture below. I don't know if the vent going through the wall is ...
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Kenmore Dryer Won't Heat

I have a Kenmore dryer that won't heat. Here's what I know: 240 voltage comes into dryer. Checked wires inside where power connects. Thermostat, high limit thermostat, heating element, and fuses ...
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After a minute running, dryer trips main breaker outside the house, but no internal breakers

I recently solved (sort of?) an issue regarding my washer & dryer not getting power. I consider that issue solved, but now I have a new one, possibly what caused the problem before. Now that I ...
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Reconnecting Rigid Dryer Vent Line

I was doing my annual dryer maintenance, when I noticed that the main dryer vent line has fallen off. Looking to reconnect without putting a large hole in the floor. In detail: We have second story ...
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Washer & dryer lost power after the main breaker tripped

Some background. I am in a mobile home trailer type thing (not RV, this is stationary) in a mobile home park. Yesterday the main breaker tripped. This house has one on the inside in the electrical ...
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Dryer Cord will not go in all the way

I just moved to a new construction house. I brought my four-prong dryer cord along from my previous house and it matches up perfectly. But when I try to plug it in, it goes in about half way and will ...
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Is 20 amp line needed for washer and gas powered dryer?

I pulled some really old and rigged-up shady wiring out of my laundry room and replaced it. It was a two-wire 15 amp line to a 15-amp breaker. On it were two GFI (possibly GFCI) outlets. One was ...
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Repairing a GE stackable washer and dryer damaged by an unbalanced load

My GE stackable washer and dryer combo stopped working after I pressed the button because of a loud noise. The load was not balanced. Now the washing, spinning rinse and lid lights are flashing. The ...
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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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White wire when changing from 4 prong to 3 on dryer

I recently moved into a home with a 3 prong outlet for my 4 prong Kenmore dryer. I went to Home Depot to replace the 4 prong plug with a 3 to match the outlet. I was ready to install the new plug when ...
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Is insulation around a dryer vent hose safe?

I live in an old apartment which does not have laundry, or even laundry hookups. Since I despise laundromats, I took it upon myself to get a portable washer which connects to a sink, and a portable ...
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Dryer booster installation forthcoming, any tips or warnings?

Background: As the title says, I'm about to (within the next week or 2) install a dryer booster for a new (to my friend, not newly built) house. The dryer vent goes through a couple bends behind the ...
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What gauge wire do I need for my dryer?

I want to add a washer & dryer to my garage, but breaker box is on the wrong side of house. No matter which way I run the wire, its 110 feet of wire required. Will 8-3 with ground work? Or is ...
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Dryer is making a terrible sound

Recently our dryer started making terrible noises. It sounds to me like a belt is broken, but it makes a grinding sound when turning. The noise is not constant. There is a strong burnt smell ...
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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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how to test electric dryer without 240V outlet?

I received an electric laundry dryer that I want to test before installing. The new dryer is outdoors on the back porch, and a working electric dryer is installed in my basement, quite a distance away....
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Dryer Takes Too Long, Cleaned out Vent. What next?

We just cleaned out the dryer vent with a leaf blower like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO9Y5j1uhqk Unfortunately it still takes over 2 runs to dry a load. Before we did this, however, we ...
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New dryer, old outlet

We just moved into a rental and will only be there 4 months. The dryer plug is three prong and our dryer is 4. Our landlord is kind of useless so we're not sure if he'll make an effort to do anything ...
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Dryer terminal block arcing

I have an electric dryer (30A, 240V) that made a "pop" sound the other day and tripped the breaker. When I reset the breaker and turned the dryer back on, I saw arcing behind the dryer. Upon ...

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