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An electrical plug for a clothes dryer can be bought in most general hardware stores or even in some department stores with a reasonable hardware department.
Maybe the fuse in the plug or in the machine itself has blown.
The electric range needs a 40 amp plug to match with a 40 amp range receptacle. A dryer plug only has a rating of 30 amps and will not match the pin configuration of a range receptacle.
Need to know what type of dryer.
Hard wired means that there is no plug and receptacle in the circuit powering the dryer. What you will find is a metal jacketed cable that will come out of the wall or floor and go right into the dryer.
Dryer fault or inadequate circuit, consult local expert.
You might have a problem as the dryer plug also carries a neutral with it. What type of plug is on the heater right now?
The maximum height of the dryer plug from the floor should be 1.5m.
Electric clothes dryers in the U.S. should be on 30 amp breakers only.
No you can't. The dryer is designed to 220, and it won't work. You need a step down transformer rated at the hairdryer wattage.Try Tandy/Radio Shack.
The fourth prong is a ground for the body of the dryer. The dryer will work fine with the 3 main ones. Building code requires the four wire plug now, but you can change it and the dryer will work. If you have a 4 plug outlet and a 3 wire cord, you can just change the cord and not use the second ground or connect to the the frame of the dryer.
A gas clothes dryer will never become an electric dryer. To convert from an old gas dryer to a new electric model, the only major thing is to make sure there is the right kind of electric power outlet. Nearly all dryers require a large 30A 230V plug. Your gas dryer had only a regular 15A 117V plug, just light the other regular outlets in the house. Grounding is essential (!) for an electric dryer. If the ground is not there you will eventually get a horrible shock from the washer or dryer. A few clothes dryers (usually apartment sized models) use only the standard outlet, but expect a drying time of 2 hours plus for a small load of clothes.
Yes, you can. Don't forget to also convert the stove BREAKER to a dryer BREAKER (otherwise your dryer can someday fry well before the breaker trips).
The four blade dryer plug brings a separate ground wire from the machine to the electrical grounding system. The three blade dryer plug depended on the neutral wire of the plug to make this connection.
in a power outlet
The best thing to do would be to replace the outlet with a four prong outlet. That way you get a separate equipment ground which is required by the newest code. Otherwise you could replace the cord on the dryer with a 3 prong cord, and connect the ground and neutral together in the dryer, but this is no longer recommended.
Not normally, the pins are in a different configuration.
As long as the new dryer has the same plug configuration as the old one, just plug it into the same receptical that the old dryer was plugged into.
if i have a breaker that has a 120/240v and my dryer has a 240v plug can i change the receptacle to a 240v
You have to go buy a new four prong chord, unscrew the base of the old chord, and switch them out.
A step down converter will convert the voltage from 220/230 volts to 110 volts. Converters are labeled to display their capabilities, such as "110V to 220V Converter". Read the instruction manual for your Clothes Dryer and sketch the plug. You'll want to know the voltage of the clothes dryer --- it'll likely be 220 V. You need to visit a major appliance dealer and ask to buy a step down converter after discussing the plug type and voltage found in the owner's manual.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hertz supply service.Dryer plug three to fourYes this is possible and for safety's sake highly recommended. Instructions should come with the new cord. Open up the electrical access panel on the back of the dryer. You will see a terminal block with three wires going into it from the plug cord assembly. A red and black and white are now connected to the terminal strip. Look at the position and colours of the existing 3 prong cord and how it is connected. Make a diagram. Coloured wires on the outside terminals white in the center. From the center wire terminal you will see a jumper strap that goes to the frame of the dryer. When installing the four prong plug this jumper is removed completely. The kit should have with it a grounding lug that connects to where the removed grounding strip attached to the frame of the dryer. This is the attachment point for the fourth green ground wire from the new dryer cord assembly.I'm not sure what your question is.Is your dryer receptacle 3 hole and the dryer plug is 4?or is your dryer receptacle 4 hole and the dryer plug 3?Either way, replace the dryer cord to match the dryer outlet (presuming the dryer outlet is correct).
Plug a blow dryer in and dry it.