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Old 02-19-2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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Is a 2 pole, 15 Amp breaker sufficient for a new electric dryer?? What I really want to know is if you add up the amperages on each pole of the 2 pole breaker to achieve the 30 amp receommended capacity?? Or, do I need to buy a 2 pole breaker that says 30 on each pole??

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Old 02-19-2004, 08:37 PM   #2
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Dryer needs to be on a 30A circuit. You will need #10 copper conductors. Two hots, one neutral and one grounding conductor. (i.e. 10/3g NM-B romex) You need a 4-wire cord and a 4-wire receptacle. Be sure to remove the bonding jumper from the dryer so the neutral and ground are not tied together at the dryer. If in doubt. HIRE A PRO. Money well spent.

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Old 06-11-2004, 11:17 AM   #3
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I use 2 15amp.that a lot of current going thur that breaker .
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:15 PM   #4
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you cant use two 15 amp breakers as a 30 amp breaker...your going to kill someone....get a 30 amp breaker or someone who knows what theyre doing !
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