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Electrical Question from George about Dryer Wiring

Question: Can I change my daughter’s dryer cord from 3 flat bladed plug to a cord with one right angle (or “lying down T”) if wiring is adequate (10 gauge) and dryer indicates 28 amp? Receptacle currently on wall for old dryer would then match.


Electrical Question from George about Dryer Wiring

Received from George a Handyman in Foreston, MN USA

Question: Can I change my daughter’s dryer cord from 3 flat bladed plug to a cord with one right angle (or “lying down T”) if wiring is adequate (10 gauge) and dryer indicates 28 amp? Receptacle currently on wall for old dryer would then match.
Thanks!
George

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