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Old 03-03-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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need help rewiring a 3prong dryer


I have a 3 prong dryer outlet (220v) that is already wired but I need to move. However there is not enough slack in the wire to move it. Is there any way to splice into the existing wire to add onto it so that I can get more length.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:23 PM   #2
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Nope. You cannot add onto a 3 wire circuit anymore. You must install a 4 wire circuit.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:51 PM   #3
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2 questions come to mind:

1) How far do you want to move it?
2) Why do you want to move it?

In some instances, putting a longer cord on the dryer would be sufficient. (example: Change a 4 foot cord to a 6 foot cord)
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