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Electrical Connections for a 240 Volt Dryer Outlet

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a 3Wire 240 Volt Dryer Outlet: Connections for the X Y W Wire Terminals of a 240 Volt Dryer Receptacle Outlet.

Wiring a Dryer Outlet

Electrical Question: I need help wiring a 240 volt outlet for a electric clothes dryer.

This electrical wiring question came from: Bob, a Homeowner from Cranston,Rhode Island.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bob.
Electrical Answer:

How to Wire a 3Wire 240 Volt Dryer Outlet

Application: Wiring a Dryer Outlet.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best Installed by a Licensed or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and connect the 240 volt dryer outlet.
Precaution: Identify the dryer circuit at the electric panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working wiring the dryer outlet.
Notice: Wiring a dryer outlet and making the electrical connections should be done according to local and national electrical codes and using approved materials.

Electrical Wiring Configuration for a 240 Volt Electric Dryer Outlet

Wire Connections for X Y W 240Volt Receptacle Dryer Outlets

  1. The Black Wire attaches to Outlet Terminal X
  2. The Red Wire attaches to Outlet Terminal Y
  3. The White Neutral or Green wire or Ground wire attaches to Outlet Terminal W

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