Originally Posted by Stubbie
What exactly is the dryer doing? It is not wise to run that dryer on the 14 awg... if it is 14 awg... on a 30 amp breaker your going to have a fire. Too much resistance to the current flow demands of the dryer, it will not work properly. I suggest you get the 10/3 then see what happens.
What about the washer...does it work ok?
It acts exactly like what you described, as if there is not enough current reaching it. So it does not matter that there are 220 volts getting to the dryer since there is a lot of resistance, correct? I tried turning the washer on just now to see what would happen and all it seems to do is draw even more current away from the dryer. (Where i would normally get the buzzer to at least make a noise, with the washer going i get nothing)
The dryer only seems to work semi-normally if i set the washer knob to a certain setting for some reason. im going to pick up some 10/3 tomorrow and swap it out, hopefully that will fix the problem thanks stubbie.