You will typically need a 40 amp 220V circuit for this ( check with local building inspectors). You will need to run some hefty wire probably #8 three wire (again check) and install the type of plug receptacle that is on the dryer cord.
Inside the breaker box you will need a dual breaker 220V breaker rated at 40 amps. The wire coming into the breaker box will need to be clamped in place with appropriately sized wire cable clamp where the enter the box through a knockout- available at any hardware store.
Now the big question- why are you switching to electrical? Gas is pretty much half as expensive as electricy and will dry the clothes faster (usually gas dryers generate more heat than electrical ones). Just wondering..
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Depends on whether electric or gas dryer. Electric dryer is a fault in the dryer or serious electrical issue on the circuit. Gas dryer means too much overall load on the circuit from all items on it or high demand when the dryer drum motor first starts. If the latter and IF the wire gauge supports it, a simple upgrade to a higher amperage breaker may fix the problem. 20 amp breakers require a minimum 12 gauge wire on all parts of the circuit to which the breaker is connected. 12 gauge wire is about 2 mm or 13/16 inch in diameter.
1. The fuse may be blown or the circuit breaker is tripped. Check your house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the breaker if necessary.
2. The heating element is burnt out. This will probably need to be replaced by an engineer unless you are competent, have the service manual and can get the part.
The points above are assuming you are using electrical power for heating. If you are using gas, then the simple answer is the make sure the gas shutoff at the dryer and the main shutoff are fully open. If you're using gas and the shutoff valves are open, get an engineer. Gas appliances should never be serviced or repaired by an unqualified person.
Hope this helps.
Please rate this solution if you find it helpful. Thanks.
Hi, the possible causes are: Possible Causes:The wall receptacle, power cord (plug) and electrical supply must be in good condition and wired correctly for the dryer to heat.
Supply Issue - Loose or missing connection on supply wire from circuit breaker.
Plug Issue - Loose or missing connection in the wall. Defective, worn or damaged wall plug.
Cord Issue - Loose, missing or incorrect connection of the power cord to the dryer terminals.
If gas dryer and does not heat, Gas Dryer heats with a gas burner, make sure the gas supply line valve is open.
Also, for electric dryer, Electric dryers require two 30 amp breakers or fuses in the house electrical box to run and heat. If one breaker is tripped or one fuse is blown, the motor, the timer and lights can work but the dryer will not heat.
Thanks for using FixYa. If your dryer isn't working or isn't getting heated up, you'll need to check the following to be sure what exactly the issue is--
Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —ELECTRIC Models: • The amperage readings are at 240 volts. One line will be 24 amps and the other line will be 21 amps. The neutral line will be at 3 amps. If the above amperages are not present, then the house wiring, fuse box or circuit breaker should be suspect. • Shorted heating element to housing. • Incorrect wiring or a wire shorting to ground. • Drive motor winding shorting to ground.
Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —GAS Models: • If igniter is not glowing, check for 120 V at igniter. • Igniter harness may be loose and shorted to base. • Incorrect wiring or a wire shorted to ground. • Drive motor winding shorting to ground.
If it runs for a few minutes and then stops, then check for the following:-- • Empty dryer. • Check motor spins freely. • Lint buildup around drive motor. • Low voltage present. • Blower impeller blocked in blower housing. • Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.
Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.
First you must have space for a double pole 30 amp breaker in your panel.
Otherwise is is almost the same as the one you installed before, exception is 2 hots both going to the breaker.
The green goes to ground. The white goes to neutral. The black and red go to the breaker.
Hi Matt I'm not sure that swapping out the breakers to higher rated ones will give you a solution so I'll throw in 2 cents to see if my advice holds true. Let's start by asking this. Is the appliance "rated" at 220 volts at 30 amps per leg. I assume this from your post as to what it has been rated. Next - How long is the "run" of wire from the junction box to the outlet where the appliance plugs in? This usually does not matter in most households but if the run is of significant length it may need a larger gage wire to support the current draw of the appliance. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, are the lugs and wire connectors tight at the outlet, the plug, and the breaker box. A loose connection will ramp up the current fast. This is assuming the first two items were met. Tell me if any of this helps and we'll work it out from there. Thanks. Len
From the info you've given, I'd suggest confirming whether the electrical circuit breaker arrangement for the dryer is single-pole (one wire and handle, 120V) or two-pole (2 wires and handles, 240V). The heating element requires 240V. Also, you mentioned a "fuse box". Hopefully you meant circuit breaker panel. The wiring in any house old enough to have fuses instead of breakers would be a major concern unless you're into indoor barbeques in the middle of the night.
hi thanks for the question does the dryer keep blowing the fuses after a short time if this is happening the problem is in the fuse box for the dryer .the fuse box has a loose connection . so every time you use the dryer the fuse gets hot & fails . replace the dryer duse box thanks the appliance doc