Quote Originally Posted by Dmurr33 View Post
Just discovered that my dryer is on the same circuit, which now explains why it's a 30 amp breaker. The dryer is working, which means the breaker is obviously working. When I hold my tester to the wire for the outlet, I get nothing, so perhaps the wire overheated and melted somewhere.
Sounds like you have to run #10-2 w/ ground off a 30A 2P breaker to your dryer.

And, connect the 12-2 to a 20A SP breaker to a dedicated 20A receptacle, since it will be the only receptacle on a 20A breaker. I assume the wire has a ground..if not it too should be replaced.

Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
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