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Re: Eletrical hookup for dryer

Posted By: Roger
Tuesday, 12 September 2000, at 9:00 p.m.

In Response To: Eletrical hookup for dryer (Tamra Hamlett)

Tamra ------- By an AC recepticle I assume you mean a standard 110 volt duplex outlet. This cannot be directly converted to a 220 volt dryer outlet!! A standard outlet has a hot wire(110 volts, usually black in color), a common wire(usually white) and maybe a ground wire(usually bare). A dryer outlet requires two hot wires(each 110 volts, but out of phase), a common and maybe a ground. Also, the dryer outlet requires a different circuit breaker in the service box. If you are not completely comfortable making these changes or finding the problem, I would suggest you find an experienced electrician to perform the necessary conversion or repair.

Remember, when you make a mistake in plumbing something gets wet, in carpentry something gets damaged and can be replaced, but a mistake in electrical work can result in a fire or injury or something much worse!!! Good luck, Roger

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