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Electrical Question From Driana About Dryer Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

My husband moved our clothes dryer from the garage to inside our home. He used a wire that he had used to hook up his welding machine. The wire is black and very thick and heavy.

Electrical Question about: Dryer Wiring

Received from Driana a Homeowner in Bay City, TX

Question: My husband moved our clothes dryer from the garage to inside our home. He used a wire that he had used to hook up his welding machine. The wire is black and very thick and heavy. The dryer turns off after it has been on for a while. It will restart but it will turn right back off. The dryer is new. We have it hooked up to a 30amp breaker. Could the wire we are using be too much for the dryer.

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One Response to “Electrical Question From Driana About Dryer Wiring”
  1. frank says:

    can you not properly wire a 3 prong outlet on the dryers side.
    the 2 outer wires on the dryers end – can they be wrongly installed and cause the dryer not to work properly ?????
    i recieved a free 220 wire but they were not colored so i just installed and hoped for the best but if i hooked them up wrong would that keep dryer from getting hot?