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How do I fix this 30 ft (9 m) dryer vent abomination?

Move It! As already noted by some others, moving the dryer to the wall where the vent ends is a great idea. The location for a gas dryer needs three things: Vent - Absolutely perfect. While you're at ...
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Gas clothes dryer is venting into the crawl space

I don't like the "OMG" abbreviation and seldom use it, but in this case OMG! It would have been bad enough to vent an electric dryer into a crawl (lint, moisture, fire danger), but to vent a gas ...
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How do I connect a 4 prong cord on my GE dryer which is currently connected with a 3 prong cord?

Remove that brass jumper, connect white to the middle terminal, red and black to the one each of the two end terminals and green to the ground screw.
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Can a gas dryer be converted into an electric dryer?

In general, no you can't do this. I suppose it's possible that the manufacturer uses many of the same parts between their gas and electric models and you could buy enough parts to do a conversion, ...
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Troubleshooting repeatedly clogged drier vent

Remove the screen from the exterior end of the dryer vent. It is a danger, violates building code in most areas, and should never have been installed. Dryer vents are meant to blow untrapped lint ...
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Can I combine two 12-2 cables to serve a NEMA 10-30 socket for dryer?

Are you trying to break a record for "most code violations"? Code exist for a reason, the reason is safety. Tech is supposed to serve us, not kill us. Your entire logic is that "Code ...
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240 V outlet is not delivering 240 V

I bet if you go to your service panel, you're going to find a completely full service panel, and a unique creature we call a "double-stuff breaker". Quite likely the landlord does his own electrical ...
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Can I combine two 12-2 cables to serve a NEMA 10-30 socket for dryer?

I'd like to expand on longneck's (correct) answer a bit and explain why code forbids this: There's a saying, code is written in blood and ash. What that means is that in developing the code, experts ...
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How do I connect a 4 prong cord on my GE dryer which is currently connected with a 3 prong cord?

The jumper from neutral to ground is exactly what makes a 3-prong cord so dangerous. The jumper gets removed. The neutral wire lands on the insulated terminal (that was vacated) and the ground lands ...
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Cleaning a long dryer vent that is completely behind drywall

Perhaps a leafblower (or two?) might clean it out a bit? Also maybe get advice on how to make the outside vent area fire resistant if the tube does catch fire.
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How do I fix this 30 ft (9 m) dryer vent abomination?

Electric. Heat pump based. Condensing. Dryer. Duct disposed off, vent sealed for good. Depending on where you are, it may be way cheaper (heat pumps are quite efficient) in terms of gas/electricity ...
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Stacked Washer/Dryer not getting enough power

You didn't specify the model number but this is likely similar (from: https://www.justanswer.com/appliance/7j73z-need-ge-stacked-washer-dryer-dryer-timer-motor-wiring-hookup.html) You'll note that ...
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Stacked Washer/Dryer not getting enough power

That's illegal, and always was illegal You can't use 10/2 + ground cable for a washer-dryer. You never could. IN 1996 (25 years ago) they banned the NEMA 10-30 connector. Your combo unit can easily ...
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How can I remove melted plastic from a dryer compartment?

Either throw in the towel now, buy the new plate and install it, or work to remove the plastic. To chip/scrape it off, I'd suggest a hard, stiff, plastic scraper. If you don't have anything like a ...
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How do I fix this 30 ft (9 m) dryer vent abomination?

Replace the unit I would replace the unit to a condenser type dryer. They produce water instead and require no vent. Some units put the water directly to the drain or you can use a tray you have to ...
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Dryer Outlet - 4 prong to 3 prong

Switch the cord, not the socket You have a proper NEMA 14-30 dryer receptacle with a ground wire, which is good. However, your "new" (old) dryer has a 3 prong (NEMA 10-30) cord. This can be ...
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Does running a dryer on 120 V drive up electricity costs?

Not an immediate danger, but quite a few problems According to the spec sheet, this dryer is rated for 240V, 30A. Running it on "120V outlet" in the US normally means either 15A or 20A. ...
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Why would a GFI blink red

Effective June 29, 2015, all GFCI receptacles and circuit breakers must have an auto-monitoring (self-test) feature that automatically conducts a periodic internal test to confirm that the GFCI is ...
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Disable the LG washer/dryer melody at end of the cycle?

I've used the following method to make obnoxious sounds coming from home appliances and toys much quieter: Find where the sound comes from. Usually there's a little grill or perforated plastic that ...
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240 V outlet is not delivering 240 V

One possibility is that the two hots, labelled X and Y, are on the same line or leg of the service. The 240V electrical service typical in the US is a three wire Edison circuit, with two of the ...
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Gas clothes dryer is venting into the crawl space

As George Anderson's answer says, this is extremely unsafe and must be fixed. But don't try to fix it by making expensive modifications to your home. Gas and electric dryers are inefficient anyway, ...
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How do I connect a 4 prong cord on my GE dryer which is currently connected with a 3 prong cord?

Thank you for the photoshopped connection picture. Very impressive and helpful! Based on that information and illustrations I got here I ended up with what you see in the picture. I moved the ground ...
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I just bought a house and I see a gas line, 110v and 220v outlet in the laundry room. Does this mean I can install either a gas or electric dryer?

You are in luck. Yes, you can install either. The electric outlet is 4-wire, 2 hots, a neutral and a ground. It's always a good idea to verify it's wired correctly. A gas dryer will also require a ...
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Dryer Outlet - 4 prong to 3 prong

You are not grounding, and this can kill you I have no idea why you think 3-prong sockets are new. They are obsolete and dangerous. They are "exactly what they look like": the 3-prong outlet omits ...
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Dryer venting problem

Add both a secondary lint trap and a dryer duct booster fan. Fantech and Tjernlund are a couple brands to help you start your search. Also, replacing any easily accessible flexible duct with rigid ...
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Should my dryer cord's neutral and ground be connected to the same terminal?

Sometimes you read something and can't help but shake your head. The answer is no, they wired the dryer wrong. The ground wire is supposed to wire to the ground lug of the dryer as shown in the manual ...
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How can I remove melted plastic from a dryer compartment?

This answer is pretty short, but. . . I'd remove the plate and attack it with a pneumatic wire wheel / wire wheel attachment on a drill. Use at your discretion, wire wheels can be pretty aggressive ...
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Dryer vent issue - not enough vent to hook up hose

I think you've got your answer right here: I could remove the vent, I suppose, and slide in a vent with a longer pipe, then hook on a hose Of course, that may take more effort, but doing it the ...
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Disable the LG washer/dryer melody at end of the cycle?

Manufacture mentioned there is no way to silence sound. Inspired by Haimg's advice, I disconnected one of pins from the speaker module off of the components board.
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Protect a 6 inch air hose from physical damage

The best thing is to use rigid ducts instead of flexible ducts. A little harder to install as you have to figure out (and possibly do some cutting) exactly what pieces to use for your specific ...
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