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I have a 26-62512 dryer, what are the electrical requirements.

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If this is a Kenmore model ELECTRIC dryer, you need a dedicated (220-240VAC) receptacle on a circuit capable of handling 30 to 35 amps.

If you need to know how to properly install your power cord, the following link explains how:

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

If you have any questions or concerns, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate around the door opening) and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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