How to test dryer

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Old 11-05-14, 01:19 PM
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How to test dryer

I bought a house recently, and the previous owner left an older model dryer in the garage. Is there any easy/simple way I can see if it's working? I'd like to sell it to someone who needs a dryer, rather than recycle it if it's working. Thanks!
 
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Old 11-05-14, 01:39 PM
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I must be misunderstanding your question. Can't you just plug it in and trying some clothes or something?
 
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Old 11-05-14, 02:32 PM
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Without plugging in or connecting gas no idea.
 
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Well no, I don't think I have the right type of outlet in the garage to test it. Which is why I was wondering if there were any other way to know if it works, without dragging it into the house where the dryer we actually use is located.
 
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Old 11-06-14, 09:27 AM
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Do you have a long, heavy duty extension cord (not the regular kind)? That would be the only other thing I can think of. Without plugging it in somewhere, there's no other way to run it.
 
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Gotcha, I'll see if I can do that then. Thanks
 
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Old 11-06-14, 02:41 PM
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Look at a dryer cord at hardware store. If you try to use anything smaller could lead to fire. Can't think of any extension cord rated for dryer.
 
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Old 11-06-14, 03:49 PM
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If it is an electric dryer you need an extension cord that costs more then the dryer is worth (4-wre #10 generator cord). There is a way to test controls and the motor with 120 volts and the heating element with a ohm meter buy you need to know dryers to do that.
 
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