Wiring an Electric Clothes Dryer in an Older Home
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system
Circuit Wiring for a 240 Volt Electric Dryer
This electrical question came from: Luis, from Wellington, Florida
Thanks for your electrical question Luis
Electrical Wiring for a Dryer
If the electrical wiring is old as mentioned, then I highly recommend installing a new 4-wire dryer circuit which will be much safer than the old existing 3-wire circuit.
3-Wire and 4-Wire Configurations for Clothes Dryers
- See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system.
- You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet.
- Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.
Electrical Wire for the Home
Complete listing of electrical wire types and parts used for home projects with electrical code information serves as selection guidelines.