Trying to Determine Plug Type for Dryer


Old 02-04-12, 05:48 PM
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Trying to Determine Plug Type for Dryer

Hi All,

I would like to replace an aging stacked washer/dryer "laundry center" with a modern configuration, but to do so I need a newer 220v outlet. My current machine (specs below) does seem to be plugged into to such an outlet, but I cannot tell if it is a 3 or 4 prong configuration (and, due to space considerations, I cannot move the unit to unplug it). The building was build in 1986 and the washer/dryer is about 12 years old. I have included the following images:

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Here are the specs of the current model:

Mfr: Kenmore
Model# 110.88752792
Type: DT/T-ELE-2406021-FM30
120/240V 21A 60Hz

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-04-12, 06:05 PM
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You have a 3-wire, 10-30R receptacle.
Old 02-04-12, 06:09 PM
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Given the age of the intall I would expect it to be wired with 10-3 with ground cable. This would allow the usage of a 4 wire receptacle.

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