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  1. Appliances
    I noticed fabric softener ruins everything. It turns into a red cement-like buildup and clogs your washer, dryer lint screen and even can ruin sewer pipes. If you want your stuff to last, ditch the fabric softener. If you MUST use it, protect your washer by using very little at a time and...
  2. Appliances
    Hi everyone, I am hoping you can help me with my dryer issue. It is about 6 years old and the drum suddenly stopped tumbling. Power to control board goes on and there is a click/relay sound from the circuit board when you try a cycle, but nothing else. I have tested a number of parts referring...
  3. Building & Construction
    I would like to move my dryer down the wall by about 6 feet, but I can't move the exhaust vent (window and gas meter regulator within 36"). I am going to use cabinets which will sit on adjustable legs, so I will have about 4" of space under the toe-kicks. Can I use this space to run my dryer...
  4. Electrical
    Hey everyone, So today I changed out the cord on my dryer from a 4 prong to a 3 prong cord. I found 2 videos online that showed me what to do, but I found an article by an actual electrician who said to install a ground wire with this new 3 prong cord. I made a video to document my journey and...
  5. Appliances
    Hi - this is my first post/time on this forum ever so please bear with me if I’m confusing or doing it wrong. Home Depot just delivered and installed a gas dryer at my home. I knew nothing about proper vent installation at the time. After the installers left I started questioning the common...
  6. HVAC
    Hi guys, I have my laundry room wall open and am installing a recessed DryerBox for venting. Due to a crummy layout that I cannot change, I need to run the vent up through the wall about 5 feet using rigid galvanized duct before exiting the cavity at 45 degrees using a Dryer Ell fitting. The...
  7. Electrical
    Wire: Black, Red, White, bare ground. Outlet: two straight blades and L-shape Black to one straight side, Red to the other. What should I wire to the L-shape, ground or neutral, and what should I do with the spare wire? Thanks!
  8. Appliances
    Working on a Kenmore 61712 stacked washer and dryer combo. Purchased it used very cheap almost a year ago for a rental, never had issues, until now. The dryer starts to run for about 2-3 seconds and then shuts off. This unit is installed outside in a carport, it has a roof covering it from...
  9. Plumbing
    I recently moved into a house I purchased and am in the process of connecting my washer and dryer. Within the utility room I have my typical hot/cold connections and washer drain. To the right I have a 3" pipe that leads to my main water drainage stack. Why is this here? I do not think I should...
  10. Appliances
    Has this happened to you? I live in a condo and a crew came in and cleaned the duct, but now I turn on the laundry machine or dryer and the exhaust fan makes a loud noise. And I mean really loud noise...let's put it this way: I can't do laundry at night. Does anyone know what causes this...
  11. Appliances
    I bought a used Whirlpool dryer from a pawn shop for $25. They said it wasn't working but all it needed was a sensor. I took it home and tested all the fuses and thermostats with a multi-meter and they all seemed to be fine so I decided to hook it up to see what happened since they didn't tell...
  12. Appliances
    Deepest condolences to all those affected in Florida, my thoughts and prayers with them. We just moved into a house north of Houston. The dryer left by the previous tenants has called it a day, it is a front loading electric dryer. So now we need a new dryer, the house is already piped for a...
  13. Appliances
    See pictures below I already know the Model of the new electric dryer it is Maytag MEDC215EW1 Trying to help my young adult son with advice on this for his new apartment. But when I look at the set up of where the vent comes from the wall in this new place, I can't visualize which dryer vent...
  14. Electrical
    Good Afternoon, Well, I made a bonehead mistake when I pulled the wire for a laundry room. I should have pulled #10 3 wire with a ground for the dryer, but I pulled #10 2 wire with a ground instead (black, white and bare copper). The laundry room is in an addition that has a flat roof over it...
  15. Electrical
    I have two questions one regarding a 220 circuit for a dryer and one regarding a doorbell circuit. 1.) I have a non-grounding surface mount 220 outlet. That three wires go in. I couldn’t find 10g wire with three insulated wires, Just 10/2 with a bare ground wire. Can I use the bare wire for...
  16. Insulation
    First time home owner here, Yesterday, while running the dryer, I noticed water dripping from the dryer exhaust piping in the basement. It is getting cold outside and my basement is not heated. My guess is that the hot air is condensing in the pipe (which runs through the basement false...
  17. Electrical
    Hi, discovered dryer won't stop and no heat. Traced problem back to small 2 fuse box near dryer. One of 30A fuses blew. Replaced, dryer ran and then blew one fuse again. Found lint trap was completely covered and also did some research and found someone had issue with corroded contacts in...
  18. Appliances
    Hello all! I'm wondering if someone can help me out with what might be a really easy question. I installed a new motor into my GE gas dryer. All was going alright until I ran into an issue where I didn't know where to attach the grounding wire. The instructions I was following show a place to...
  19. Electrical
    I'm new to this forum, and it looks to be an excellent spot with lots of helpful comments! I have a question regarding the electrical code in Ontario I was hoping some intelligent minds could help me out with. I am looking to run one 30amp dryer cable (it has a red, white, black and a...
  20. Appliances
    Wife said she smelled a burning smell from dryer, it's a Kenmore 800 electric dryer. We bought the house a year ago so not sure of its age. I decided to disassemble it witch was a lot simpler then I thought even took the drum out vaccumed out everything, motor, floor pan area, blower motor and...
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