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You will have to install a double pole breaker in the fuse panel and then run new wire (10/3) to the location of the dryer and install the proper plug. You will need a 4 prong plug; the older 3 wire plugs no longer meet code for new work.

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Q: What is involved in running a 240V dryer line if you have a regular 120V line now?
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How can you convert a 240v clothes dryer to 120v can you use to different outlettes?

You cannot use 2-120v outlets to power a 240v dryer. You can convert a 240v dryer outlet to power 2-120v outlets if they are supplied with a neutral. This requires a competent electrician. Do not do this yourself.

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Yes. Kenmore makes one.

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Single pole 20 amp breaker.

Can you plug a 120v dryer in a 110 line?

Yes you can. Don't worry it won't break! I have tried it myself!

Why do your hair dryers keep dying if your outlets are sending 120V?

You probably have something else running off of the same fuse that you are trying to run the hair dryer on. Try using a different outlet and this should fix the problem.

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Chances are there is more than 1 outlet connected to the 110volt circuit you are looking to convert. So therefore the easy answer is No. The 240volt dryer circuit must be a dedicated single circuit for the dryer only.

How do you change a double pole 240v breaker to a single pole 120v breaker to allow a regular 120v receptacle to work?

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How do you plug two separate but stackable washer and dryer with one needing 240V and the other needing 120V into one 240V outlet?

You DON'T! The washer needs to be on a separate dedicated circuit; 120v, 20 amps. The dryer needs to be on a 240 V, 30 amp dedicated circuit. Trying to do otherwise is unsafe.

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The formula you are looking for is I = W/E. W = kW x 1000.

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Will your UK washer and dryer work in the us?

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