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Background: Carmen, from San Francisco
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I have a dryer that uses a 30 amp plug can I use a 15 amp type plug (3 prong).

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Carmen.

How to Know What Plug to Use for an Electric Clothes Dryer

 

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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.



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