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vanmfan44

01:54PM | 06/06/04
Member Since: 06/05/04
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Bvelectrical
OK. I'm a complete novice at this, so bear with me. I have a G. E. dryer with a 4-prong cord and the home I just purchased has a standard wall outlet for the dryer. Is my best and/or safest solution to change the cord or to change the outlet?

fragasaurus

08:55AM | 06/07/04
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
Your dryer is a 220V appliance but your outlet appears to be 110V. I'm not an electrician so I don't know if there is anything that can be done aside running a new circuit as the cable for the existing outlet may not be able to support 220V outlet (there is an additional wire required).

Again, I am not an electrician and since neither are you, it may be best to call a professional.


bcelect

09:04AM | 06/07/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
You have an electric dryer and the house has a hookup for a gas dryer. You will need a new 30 amp. 220v circuit or get a gas dryer.

k2

10:52AM | 06/07/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I'm not an electrician either.....but it could be you have a 4-prong dryer outlet and a 3-prong 220V dryer outlet. In which case it would be a matter of replacing the cord with a 3-prong.

Like the others have said, when in doubt, call an electrician. There's a lot of juice in a dryer circuit!

-k2 in CO

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