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Warpig
120 to 220

I have a gas dryer currently running off of a 120v socket and want to rewire the socket to run an electric dryer that runs off of 220v, how can I go about doing this?

canuk
Re: 120 to 220

You won't be able to rewire that socket for 220 for a dryer.
You need to run a new cable from the service panel .

Here's some info. ------- http://www.cornerhardware.com/how_to_articles/wiring_a_dryer_receptacle/052

Ernie_Fergler
Re: 120 to 220
Warpig wrote:

I have a gas dryer currently running off of a 120v socket and want to rewire the socket to run an electric dryer that runs off of 220v, how can I go about doing this?

If you have to ask that, call a pro:D

Warpig
Re: 120 to 220

Appreciate the info. If it looks to hard I will call a "pro". Only thing about the "pro's" is sometimes they are not the "pro's" they claim to be. Especially if you are in an area and the "pro's" are few. Again thanks for the info.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: 120 to 220

You will need 3 conductor plus ground (120/240) and a different outlet. The electric dryer uses 240 for the heating element but still requires 120 for the motor and an timer.
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: 120 to 220
Warpig wrote:

Appreciate the info. If it looks to hard I will call a "pro". Only thing about the "pro's" is sometimes they are not the "pro's" they claim to be. Especially if you are in an area and the "pro's" are few. Again thanks for the info.

I just hesitate when a very basic question is asked on this board. I would rather not see people tackle things that seem to way over their head. Do hope things work out well for you though.:D

Warpig
Re: 120 to 220

I got the socket wired in, the rest is going to take a little more research. Thanks all for teh info.

Warpig
Re: 120 to 220

Finally done. Works great. Not really, i think i will call a friend on the last part.

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