Question about Maytag Dryers
You only noted three prongs: ground, vertical and horizontal, so I am guessing (since I can not see it) that you have a 240V 20 Amp plug on your dryer. There should be a number on the face of the plug that tells what type it is (my guess: NEMA 6-20). As long as you have a minimum of #12 (20 Amp) 3-conductor cord feeding the existing outlet, you can purchase a new outlet, that matches your plug, and replace it. Verify the voltage and amperage required by reading the label that is on the back of the dryer or in the owners manual to be sure you get the right one. You will also need to verify the wiring and breaker at the main panel. Be sure that the wires go to a two-pole breaker that is rated for 20 Amps (or whatever the dryer is rated for) and not two individual breakers. If the dryer is rated 20 amps make sure you have a minimum of #12 gauge wire, if the dryer is rated 30 Amps, the wire needs to be #10 gauge.
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