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Old 10-30-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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110v to 220v problem....


I have a friend that took two 110v outlets and wired them together to make one 220v outlet would that work or would it fry the appliance over time? It was a washer and dryer, the dryer being the appliance that needed 220v. He is trying to sell me the washer and dryer and I'm afraid that he has damaged it over time.

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Old 10-30-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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If the dryer still works now, it's probably fine. The guy's probably going to burn his house down with that attitude towards wiring, but that's a separate issue.
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That method of connecting up the washer/dryer won't hurt the washer/dryer.

But that method is electrically unsafe.
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If he's a good friend, tell him how unsafe that is and to hire an electrician.
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The way the word describing I have a feeling this is in non owned place so if that the case they have to get ahold of landlord to deal with it.

But if this person is legit owner of that home the simplest way is to run a new circuit for dryer but if you are not really understand the electrical system it will be wiser to get a hold of electrician to deal with it.

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I have a friend that took two 110v outlets and wired them together to make one 220v outlet would that work or would it fry the appliance over time? It was a washer and dryer, the dryer being the appliance that needed 220v. He is trying to sell me the washer and dryer and I'm afraid that he has damaged it over time.
Your friend is yet another in a long line of McGrubers. He has NO clue what he is doing and is going to get someone killed eventually.
What he did way VERY wrong and unsafe. You should tell him this.

I would not buy anything from him, nor would I spend too much time in his house.
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I would not buy anything from him, nor would I spend too much time in his house.
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so true
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It is very unsafe. Hire a real electrician.
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