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Here is a tip that will help you with changing your dryer plug.


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Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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I just bout a new electric dryer but the plug thats on the wall will not fit so y went and bout a new plug but the new plug takes 3 wires and the in the wall takes 2 can i still use the new one


TO BE SAFE...I WOULD PURCHASE THE CORRECT PLUG WITH THE TWO PRONGS THAT FITS YOUR OUTLET!

IF YOU HAVE THE CORRECT PLUG... YOU CAN USE THIS ONE...BUT YOU WOULD HAVE TO BREAK OFF THE GROUND PRONG BY BENDING AND WIGGLING IT, IT IS THE THIRD PRONG SEPERATE ON THE BOTTOM! IT SHOULD LOOK STRAIGHT & ROUND!

HOPE THIS HELPS...WOULD APPRECIATE A RATING...THANKS!

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I bought this dryer and we need to switch out the plug becuase it doesnt fit the outlet can we do this?


If this is a US dryer, the device requires 240 volts and two phase to work, switching the plug to 120V single phase the dryer won't work. If you don't have the outlet you need an electrician to fit a suitable outlet.

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Just got a new tumble dryer with built in vent and hose. Trouble is i have a hose and vent already fitted to outlet (wall) in kitchen what can i do? Will i need to take out the whole fitting in the wall....


Take hose off the vent and then stuff plastic into the vent and take some drywall mud and fill the rest of the vent with mud. Doing that will keep criter out of you home

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Having trouble connecting the dryer to the electric socket in the wall. They are differenent What do I do?


Purchase the correct wall receptical needed to fit the plug on the dryer or purchase a new cord that will work with the wall outlet to fit the dyer. Either way will work that is easiest for you

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Changing a 3 prong plug into a regular outlet plug.


Your plug is for 220v and a regular wall outlet is 110volts. It simply will not work. You will burn out your dryer, and place yourself at risk of electrocution.

Nov 03, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE6800A Electric Dryer

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Need to change 4 prong drier plug to fit 3 prong eletric


Purchase a 3 prong dryer cord. It is simpler and safer than changing the wall outlet.

Nov 03, 2009 | Dryers

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My dryer would not run when I pulled the knob to start. I took the power cord out of the wall outlet. When I replace the cord into the outlet and pulled the knob the outlet sparked.


you most likely have a loose wire inside that wall outlet. use an extension cord to plug your dryer into another outlet that you know works properly and see it your dryer will work on that power source. If it does, just replace the receptacle in that wall outlet. If the dryer still wont run, then you know you have a problem with the dryer itself. If that is the case get back and I can talk you through solving that problem also.

Oct 25, 2009 | Dryers

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Is there an adapter for a 4-prong plug to fit a 3-prong 220


they dont sell adapters like that..you have to change the cord and it wont hurt the dryer at all

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Does my 3 wire dyer cord supose to go all the way in the outlet plug?


Yes. Failure to ensure the plug is flush inside the outlet, leaves 220-240VAC exposed on the terminals. This presents a potential shock hazard and/or fire hazard if anything was to fall behind the dryer and end up lodged on one of the terminals. Some of the plugs will fit very tightly inside the wall outlet. However, if the plug does not insert properly, you may require an electrician to install a new outlet for you. If you are not familiar with electricity, I would not recommend attempting to repair an outlet on your own. As I stated before, the voltage potential is 220-240VAC with a current rating of about 25 to 35 amps. I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you still require assistance.

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