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Electric Dryer Circuit Requirements

How to Install a 240 Volt Electric Dryer Circuit – 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.

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[ad#block]Electrical Question: How can I tell if my dryer caused my outlet to burn up, or is it the outlet itself?

This electrical wiring question came from: Scott, a Homeowner from , Maryland.

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Scott.

The Following will assist you with your electric dryer:

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