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The dryer is 220VAC. You need a double pole breaker to get 220 out of a home breaker panel. Perhaps you should contact an electrician who understands wiring so that you don't burn your house down.

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Q: Why do you need a double 30A pole for an electric dryer if you only have one pole left in your box?
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What size breaker do you need for a dryer?

Usually a double pole 30 amp breaker for and electric dryer.

What should you look for when looking at portable dryers to purchase?

First, you should look and see if it is a gas or an electric dryer. A gas dryer will save you more than an electric dryer. Then, you need to see if it is a full size or a compact dryer model.

How much does it cost to switch from electric to gas for a gas dryer?

For a gas dryer in the US you will need a 120 volt outlet to plug into. The old electric dryer was 220 volts so that outlet cannot be used as it is currently. Second, you will need to have a gas line run to the site of the new dryer. That should be it.

How do you convert from electric clothes dryer to gas clothes dryer?

The only practical way to do that would be to sell the electric clothes dryer and use the proceeds toward purchase of a gas dryer. Even if it was possible to convert the dryer the cost would be prohibitive versus a new dryer. If you mean converting the building, then you would need to have natural gas plumbing installed, and you would need an outlet that matches the voltage of the new dryer.

Can you plug two dryers into one outlet?

If the primary power source is gas you can. If it is a 100% electric dryer it need a dedicated circuit. If the primary power source is gas you can. If it is a 100% electric dryer it need a dedicated circuit.

How do you convert a gas dryer hookup to an electric dryer hookup?

Very carefully, of course. You need to calculate the power in watts in the gas, then get an electric heater with a blower that produces the same power. Since gas is cheaper than electricity why would you want to do this? <<>> You can not convert a gas dryer to an electrical dryer. These are two different pieces of equipment and the internal workings of the dryers are not even close in comparison. If you are thinking of changing to electricity from a gas dryer, it will cost you more money to run the electric dryer. The electric dryer will need a new supply breaker directly from the service distribution panel to the new electric dryer's location.30 amp breaker, 3C #10 wire and a dryer receptacle have to be installed. You will have to get a gas fitter in to terminate your existing gas line that goes to the existing dryer as that is not a homeowner's DIY. Best advice, stick with the gas dryer.

What three loads in your house would you need a double pole breaker?

Electric dryer, electric range and central air conditioner. Some people also have a 220v outlet in their garage or workshop to run equipment like a welder or air compressor.

How many volts can your stove and electric dryer in your home?

Gas stove use 120 volts at 200 watts of power when oven is running Electric stove need 220 volts at about 20 to 50 amps Electric dryer needs 330 volts at about 30 amps

When using 10 2 wire for a 3 wire dryer can the neutral wire be the unshielded ground wire or does it have to be shielded?

If your electric dryer (meaning the heating element is electric, not gas) has a neutral you need 4 conductors: 2 are hot, 1 is neutral, one is ground. Neutral should always be insulated. If your electric dryer does not have a neutral you need 3 conductors: 2 are hot, one is ground The ground in either case can be bare.

Is a washing machine sufficient to wash and dry clothes Do i need a dryer as well or will a washing machine suffice?

You need a separate dryer. I bought an all in one unit (washes & dries), but the dryer took forever & left the clothes wrinkled.

What volts in your home do your stove and electric clothes dryer usually run on?

In your home your stove and electric clothes dryer usually run on 240 volts AC. These appliances require a three wire to feed them as they both need 120 volts for their controls.

Can you use 600v 14 gage wire on a 240v 30 amp electric dryer?

no. depending on length of run you'll need either 10 or 6 gauge wire for a 30 amp double pole breaker.

How do you replace a heating coil on an electric dryer?

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What wire do you need for a 30 amp clothes dryer?

Electrical wiring for a dryer power cord with a typical 240 Volt electric power cord with 3-wire and 4-wire wiring configurations.

What gauge of wire to connect electric dryer?

You need a 3 conductor #10 cable. A #10 wire is rated at 30 amps.

How much does it cost to switch gas dryer hookup to electric hookup?

It depends on what kind of dryer you are going to put in though I recommend to put in a 110 dryer so there will be no need for a contractor as the outlet for your washer is usually rated to supply enough amps for both appliances.

Can you use an electric dryer with a gas dryer outlet?

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Why are gas dryers run on 120V and electric dryers run on 220V?

The heat in gas dryers is from the burning of natural gas. The electricity is only needed to power the blower. The heat in an electric dryer is supplied from a large element that uses a lot of electricity and needs 220 volts to supply enough heat. With a gas dryer you only need 120 volts to turn the drum because the gas heats the air. With the electric dryer the electric heating element takes 220 volts to heat. Similar to an electric stove heating element.

What happens when there is an electric current in bathroom?

The lights shine. The fan works. You can use your electric shaver or hair dryer. The radio plays. You need to clarify your question before anyone can answer it in a meaningful way.

Where can you get a replacement bonnet for a vintage general electric soft bonnet hair dryer?

I have the GE Model HD-21/5021-013 Portable hair dryer and would like a replacement bonnet. Is this still available.

Plug a dryer into a regular plug?

Need to know what type of dryer.

Is there a attachment for dryer plug that is 250v to fit the standard electric outlet?

No and it wouldn't work. The wires in a standard plug (#14) even at 240 volts would not be large enough to handle the 30 amps (#10) that a dryer would need.

Where is the air conditioning dryer located on a Hyundai Sonata?

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Why won't the Whirlpool Duet Electric Dryer heat up after the 220 fuse box blew out what could be the problem and how do I correct it?

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