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Confused

10:25AM | 06/29/02
Member Since: 06/28/02
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hello,

I just purchased a laundry center model. When purchasing the center, the ad claimed it was perfect for apartments. With that mentioned, I proceeded to purchase the center(online). It arrived today. Great I'm thinking. It's a beautiful day to wash clothes. Not!!

I am having problem's figuring out how to make the electrical connection compatible with my apartment specifications. Before leaving, the delivary person mentioned something about needed an adapter.

After searching on the internet, I have found that I would need a wire type SRDT, rated 30 amps. I have that. But after looking at the cord, I've noticed the plug itself is huge. After further research, I came across recepticles and I notice a match. Match for what, I still do not know.

My dilema is this: The outlets mounted in my kitchen wall are to small for this power cord. What I'm I to do? Help!!!

Signed:
Grateful to anyone who can help!!



rpxlpx

07:55AM | 07/02/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
You didn't say, but I have to assume your new dryer is electric, not gas? Does your kitchen have a gas connection? If so, then it's probably set up for a gas dryer but not for an electric dryer.
It sounds like your outlets are 120-volt outlets and your new unit uses 240. Can you look at the instructions that came with it and see what its electrical requirement is? It should tell you clearly what voltage is needed.
If the outlet in the kitchen is 120-volt, it'll look pretty much like those in the other parts of you house.
Do you have an electric stove? If so, look at the outlet that it's plugged into. Does that look like what your new equipment needs to plug into? If so, that's going to be 240 volts.

Confused

02:43PM | 07/02/02
Member Since: 06/28/02
2 lifetime posts
Thank you,

Yes , you are correct!! All the outlets in my apartment are 120v and my unit requires a 240v. I called and made all the necessary arrangements to ensure my newly delivered unite is a 120v.


Thank you, again.

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