dryer amperage

Old 08-14-04, 01:22 PM
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amperage draw for dryer

I was wondering if the dryer i have is drawing to many ampes? the dryer rated
at 23ampes for theheater and accessories, 4.0 ampes for motor. i have a doubbel 30amp breaker, w/a4prong plug. or should the box be grounded with a
number 4 bare wirer to ground? any thought? also the dryer is 120/240 volts
Old 08-14-04, 01:40 PM
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Why do you think your dryer is daraing too much current? How do you even know how much current it is drawing now?

Most electric dryers need a 30 amp 240 volt circuit, which is what you have. The proper wire for new installations would be 10/3 with ground. This would be a four prong plug. Older installations which can still be used would be 10/2 with ground, and a three wire plug.

The heater portion of the dryer is 240 volts. The motor for spinning the drum, the light (if there is one) and the timer all work off 120 volts.

What exactly is your question?
Old 08-15-04, 08:42 AM
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ampes draw on dryer

my reply is some one told me that the service is not grounded right or pulling
more ampes, but i said it's 30amp how can it pull more, plus had three other
dryers before no problem, with ground or ampes? so why is it heating over and
blowning thremal fuse? arty 101
Old 08-15-04, 01:10 PM
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lets go right to the problem. every residential dryer will run on a 30 amp circuit. If it doesn't there is a reasonable answer. a: problem with the dryer
broblem with the electrical
croblem with the dryer
droblem with dryer
the grounding of your house has nothing to do with it.

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