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250 Volt Outlet Hook Up for Older Dryer

How to Wire a Dryer Cord – You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet. Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.


Wiring Connections for an Older Dryer

Electrical Question: We have a 250 voltĀ  outlet in the garage and want to hook up an older type clothes dryer to it. What do we need to do to achieve this?

This electrical wiring question came from: Karyn , a Homeowner from Puyullup, WA
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Additional Comments: Great

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your home electrical wiring question Karyn.

How to Wire a Dryer Cord
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Wiring a Clothes Dryer

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the dryer circuit, turn it OFF andĀ  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Wiring Connections for an Older Electric Dryer
See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet. Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.
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