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Detergent spilled into lint trap

Chances are the liquid is puddled in the bottom of the cabinet. That's not likely to be a problem, as all electrical connections are typically above that level. It is possible that there's a plug ...
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Detergent spilled into lint trap

As a rule, pouring liquids into electrical appliances that are not supposed to have liquids poured into them is bad. Unplug the power cord. Pouring more liquid into them is thus generally worse. Start ...
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Making a 110/220 dryer work without a 220V outlet

First -- do you have a dryer VENT? I.E. a 4-6" tube routed from the laundry room to outside? Because if you don't, then a cheapie / "fell off a truck" dryer simply isn't going to work ...
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A 4AWG wire in residential dryer wall outlet?

You cannot extend a dangerous old 3-prong dryer connection. Not legal. You will need to change that to a 4-wire NEMA 14-30 type socket and cord. This is not optional given your plans. But let's ...
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A 4AWG wire in residential dryer wall outlet?

in the US, when you are upgrading your service or in this case the branch circuit you must bring the branch circuit up to existing code. extending or moving the outlet is considered to be upgrading. ...
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A 4AWG wire in residential dryer wall outlet?

4 awg is fine (oversized) The aluminum is fine (its seu, this is the SAME aluminum coming into your house for the service entrance... large gauge aluminum is NOT a hazard, because the hazard comes ...
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A 4AWG wire in residential dryer wall outlet?

Why mess with it? Use the laundry room light circuit to power your fan/blower, most folks leave a light on while doing laundry right, if not start doing it. 45+ years electrical troubleshooter/...
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A 4AWG wire in residential dryer wall outlet?

Make sure the breaker is 30A Check the cable jacket printing (more sure) or the size of the actual conductor to assess wire gauge. Should be at least 8 as it's aluminum conductors. Strongly consider (...
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Making a 110/220 dryer work without a 220V outlet

The big power user is the heater; the control timer and the motor may be 110V. If so, it may be possible to set this up to run on 110 (120) volts, at the cost of longer during times -- and drying on ...
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