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What would happen if a 240V breaker was on and someone attempted to turn on the clothes dryer?


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2005-01-28 10:28:43
2005-01-28 10:28:43

Don't understand this question. If the breaker is on, then the dryer would function normally, if the breaker your are referring to is the one for the dryer. If the breaker is off then no function. A dryer runs on 220.


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