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    Default 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?

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    Default 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...receptacle/052
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    Default Re: 120 to 220

    Quote Originally Posted by Warpig View Post
    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

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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
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    Default Re: 120 to 220

    Quote Originally Posted by Warpig View Post
    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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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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