Installing a Washer Dryer Unit with an Existing Dryer Plug
Will my 240volt 3 prong outlet work with a new dryer with a 250volt with a 4 prong cord? How to Connect 3 Prong and 4 Prong Plugs for a Washer Dryer Combo.
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Electrical Question: Will my 240volt 3 prong outlet work with a new dryer with a 250volt with a 4 prong cord?
- I want to buy a Bosch vent less washer and dryer, the washer dryer combo uses 240volts with 3 prongs.
- My outlet in the laundry closet has 30 amps 125/250volts with four prongs.
- Will it work and will the new dryer plug cause any damages by using a 240v 3 prong with outlet with 250v with 4 prong?
Please let me know.
This electrical question came from: Bill, from New York City, New York.
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3 Prong and 4 Prong Plugs for a Washer Dryer Combo
- The new washer and dryer unit should work with your existing plug if it has the same configuration.
- The typical dyer circuit is 30 amps 125/250volts the difference is that the newer code requires 4-wire or a dedicated neutral.
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