» Home » Electrical Wiring Projects
» Residential Electrical Wiring: Dave's Guide to Home Wiring
Appliance Cord for a 120Volt Electric Stackable Dryer
What type of power cord do I need for my new stackable 120volt dryer to plug into a regular 110volt socket?
Wiring a Clothes Dryer
Electrical Question: What type of power cord do I need for my new stackable 120volt dryer to plug into a regular 110volt socket?
Wiring a Clothes Dryer
- I have owed this vacation condo unit for 20 years. the building was built in 1974 and I purchased the unit in 2001. When I purchased the unit, it had all the original electric GE appliances (avocado green)! refrigerator, dishwasher, sink garbage disposal, range, stacked compact washer & dryer. It was owned by a little old lady that used the unit 1-3 months out of the year and never rented it. All the appliances worked perfectly. Since I too used it 1-2 months per year I felt no need to replace them.
- Now fast forward 20 years from my purchase and 47 years since the condo was built. the frig and dishwasher went up about 3 years ago so I bought new ones as well as a new garbage disposal. the range, washer and dryer still work great. My wife and I are getting ready to retire and have decided to remodel the unit completely, from flooring to the kitchen and are replacing the final 3 appliances (as well as all the kitchen cabinetry). the washer and dryer are both 120v and plug into a regular 110 outlet which leads to a single 20 amp breaker. The range and the washer is not a problem they are 120v.
- Now my problem: Most dryers now are 220/240v and have these bigger 3 or 4 prongs that are at an angle and cannot fit into the regular 110 outlet. after extensive research I have discovered that there are dryers still being made with 120v! the problem is that the specs of these dryers do not have a power cord included with the unit, thus I have to find one. The unit I am thinking of purchasing is the following:
Dryer: insignia model # ns-fdre44w1 look at the specs 120volt ventless dryer, with no power cord supplied. I need 120v power cord to plug into a regular 110v socket.
This electrical wiring question came from Apostolos in Ocean city, Maryland
See more about Home Wiring for Maryland
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Apostolos.
Problem a Clothes Dryer
Application: Cord for a 120volt Clothes Dryer.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Licensed Plumbing Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Clothes Dryer, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Clothes Dryer should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Ocean city, Maryland. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Problem a Clothes Dryer in a Closet
This electrical wiring project is about Problem a Clothes Dryer in the Closet of a Condo.
Clothes Dryer Problem
- Apostolos, from the information you have provided, the Insignia model # ns-fdre44w1 does not come with an appliance cord, and the specifications describe a 10amp 120volt electrical specification. However it would be best to install a 20amp 120volt rated appliance cord which should work just fine for this clothes dryer.
- The appliance cord should be available from several sources online, or from your local hardware stores.
The Following Resources may Assist You with this Question:
Electrical Wiring for a Laundry Room
Installing Laundry Room Electrical Wiring for Dedicated Circuits and Outlet Requirements
More about Clothes Dryers
Home Electrical Circuit Breakers
A guide to home electrical circuit breakers and how they work to protect your electrical wiring. When properly installed, your home electrical wiring is protected by a circuit protection device.
Kitchen Electrical Wiring
Fully Explained Photos and Wiring Diagrams for Kitchen Electrical Wiring with Code Requirements for most new or remodel projects.
Wiring a Kitchen Range Power Cord
Fully Described Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric range. Lets look at how the electric range is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.
Wiring 220 Volt Electrical Outlet
Home electrical wiring includes 110 volt outlets and 220 volt outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home. See how electrical outlets for the home are wired.
Wiring Electrical Outlets for the Home
Home electrical wiring includes 110 volt outlets and 220 volt outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home. See how wiring electrical outlets for the home are done.
Garbage Disposal and Dishwasher Wiring
Fully explained dishwasher disposal wiring diagrams with pictures for wiring the outlet that serves a dishwasher and a garbage disposal. One very important element can be easily overlooked as you will see in these pictures.
Laundry Room Electrical Wiring
Fully Explained Photos and Wiring Diagrams for Laundry Room Electrical Wiring with Code Requirements for most new or remodel projects.
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.
Home Wiring Projects
Installing electrical wiring projects for safety and home improvements.
Rewiring a Home
Great ideas for home electrical rewiring that will add value to your home and bring it up to the current safety and energy efficient electrical codes.
The following may also be helpful for you:
Electrical Wiring Video #2
Home Electrical Wiring Videos about this Topic and More
Dave's Companion Guide to Home Electrical Wiring:
Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
|More articles about Electrical Repair and Home Electrical Wiring:|
|« Previous||Next »|
|Circuit Breaker for a Kitchen Cooktop||Replace a Light Switch with a Motion Detector Switch|