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Clothes dryer i have a 220 dryer what gauge wire and breakers do i need?

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Hi you need 12 gauge wires and 30 amp fuses thanks

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Not drying clothes


First check your breakers in the main box. The dryer lights and drum will spin with 110 volts only the heating element needs 220 volt if one of the breakers or fuses are tripped it will not heat. Trip the breakers off then turn them back on and check it. If it still wont heat check the heating element and wires leading to it as well as the 110/ 220 volt connector it may be bad or have a wire off, if all is ok then the heating element is probably bad and a new one needs put on.

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I want to build a connection 30am breaker for dryer in my house


Honestly, thats something you would need to contact an electricain about due to permits and law requirements as far as wire soze for what distance, etc. For as long as I've been doing this line of work, going on 12-13 years, the breaker for the dryer has always been located outside near the meter with all the other 220 vac breakers.

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Does Not Shut Off


1st go the the house breaker (dbl breaker) for the dryer and shut it off and turn it back on, your dryer runs on 220 volts of power but if the breaker is partially tripped it may be only running on 110 volts which is only enough power to turn the lights on and to turn the drum the element needs 220 volts to turn on. If it still doesn't heat after resetting the breaker then you may need a heating element or thermostat. The dryer isn't shutting off because it isn't detecting the clothes are getting dry so once you fix your heating problem the dryer should start shutting off on its own again.

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Dryer is tripping all electric in the garage everytime it is put on any ideas why? (looked at plug, checked wiring, changed fuse, emptied water and fluff filter)


First of all, if your dryer is tripping ALL the electric in the garage, you may be overloading the circuit capacity of the garage service. A major appliance such as a dryer should have its own dedicated circuit. That is, a circuit that ONLY the dryer is connected to with a separate service breaker. You may not have a problem with the appliance at all. It may be just be a matter of overloading. You should have a 220 VAC circuit breaker rated at a minimum of 30 amps for an ELECTRIC dryer. Or, a 120VAC circuit breaker rated at 15 to 20 amps for a GAS dryer.

You may also want to check to make sure you have the appliance wired correctly. If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, the following link explains how the appliance needs to wired:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575913-installing_a_220_vac_appliance_cord

If you have a GAS dryer, it should use a 110-120VAC configuration using either 14 gauge wiring for a 15 amp breaker and 12 gauge wiring for a 20amp. The power cord should be of the three-prong variety (HOT, NEUTRAL and GROUND). The color code for the wiring is as follows:

BLACK - HOT (110-120VAC)
WHITE - NEUTRAL (0 VAC)
GREEN - GROUND (Usually wired to a terminal lug at the terminal block on the appliance)

If you're dryer is already configured with a dedicated circuit breaker, please post back with a MODEL NUMBER and WHICH fuse you are referring to that is blowing. I hope this information is helpful.

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JUST PURCHASED A RELIENCE 602 ELECTRIC HOT WATER HEATER 50 GALLONS TO INSTALL IN MY HOME WHAT GAUGE WIRE AND BREAKER DO I NEED TO INSTALL


The hot water heater should come with an amperage rating on it.
They vary from 30 to 40 amps, and then 10 or 8 gauge wire.
(All hot water heaters are 220 volt.)
I believe the 602 uses a 4500 watt element.
Divide 4500 by 220, and you get about 20 amps.

If you want to be on the safe side, you go with the heavier wire, 8 gauge, and then go with the smaller breaker that is more easily tripped, 30 amps. That way you can switch to a 40 amp breaker in the future, without having to change the wiring. The goal is to always make sure the wire is rated higher than the breaker. You want you breaker to trip before your wire melts.
But technically a 30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire would be fine for this heater.

And since it is 220 volt, you will always use a double breaker.
That is because 220 volt appliances don't use a ground, but instead use the potential between to power wires that are 180 degrees out of phase. AC always does a sine wave, and the 2 power leads coming into the house are always out of phase. When one is 110 volts up, the other is down. So the total between them is 220 volts. And the way they intentionally zigzag the breaker box, 2 breakers next to each other always are on opposite power lines.

If you have any doubts at all about 220 and water heater wiring, please ask again. Wiring is not hard, but you have to understand what you are doing, or else you can cause serious consequences.
For example, if you use wire nuts or wrap wire around a screw, you need to always turn them clockwise, so they pull the wire when tightened.
You also always need to ground the chassis with a green safety wire.
Since a 220 hot water heater uses 2 power wires and a safety ground, the white wire should be striped with a permanent marker, so that it is not confused with the white neutral wire of a 110 volt appliance.

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How many amps should the breaker be ?


your dryer needs 220 volts to run is your recepticle 220
if not you will needto install one

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Clothes don't dry completely


Check your breaker. An electric dryer works on 220 volts, which is two 110 volts put together, but on separate lines. Those breakers have to be separated all the way from the transformer. So, if you have one breaker for the dryer, you will be okay, usually on a double pole, double throw breaker. Sometimes they are wired into two different breakers. The motor is on one breaker, and the heating element is on the other breaker. So, if they aren't on a breaker that is made as a double unit, the heating element can trip one breaker, and since they aren't made together as a unit where it will shut the whole dryer down, the motor in the dryer will still run, and the drum will still turn. It just won't dry clothes. Now, if you have made sure your power is ok, which i have no way of knowing if you just moved there, you had the dryer working in that spot for fifteen years, or what. So, if you have had it there for a while and it runs and it does not dry, and the breakers aren't tripped, then you need a new heating coil in the dryer. They burn out, just like toasters go bad, they work on the same principle. It is not that hard to replace one, just look at how the old one is before you remove it, and install the new one in the same way.

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Electric dryer not drying clothes


The electric dryer requires 220 volts to dry clothes but only 110 volts to turn the drum .reset your circuit breaker even if it looks ok ,if that dosent work, unplug from the wall and check where the plug wire goes into the back of the dryer and look for loose or broken wires. 

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I will try this again i don't think i posted it properly.
On the power cord where it connectes to the dryer make sure the red and black wire goes to the outside screws (L1& L2) the white goes in the middle and the green goes to the dryer cabinet.
If you have the red or black going to the middle one it will trip the breaker.

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