How to Install a 220 Volt Outlet 4 wire or Dryer Outlet

In this video, I show you how to install a 220-volt outlet using 4 “wire” The fourth wire is neutral (white wire). Most dryer wires will be a 10 gauge wire for 30 amps. However, the wire shown in the video was a #6 wire for a 40 – 50 amp.

Please watch my video on how to install a 220-volt outlet (20 amp) and my other article on just wiring a dryer.

Connections to a stove, oven, or dryer.

Oven connections,220 volt outlet
Connections to electric oven

38 thoughts on “How to Install a 220 Volt Outlet 4 wire or Dryer Outlet”

  1. I’d like to have another range outlet outside wall of my kitchen.What is easy/simple way to do that? Can I add another electric range outlet from existing (range) outlet? If so, how? Thanks for your help.

  2. Hi Dominick,

    I renovated and don’t use my stove outlet anymore. Can I use my stove 4 legs 220 volt for a garage heater which is a 3 legs plug?


  3. White is neutral, the return path for a 220. Black is hot and so is red. the two hots don’t have to match color but they both need to be hot from the two separate hot legs.

  4. how would this apply for a hot tub, i am running 4 8 awg wire from a 50amp fuse to a sub panel then to the tub. i have the red and black off the fuse white common and green ground. My question is at the sub panel there is another 50amp do i put a red and black on both sides and then the other red black to the tub i match or do i match both red on 1 side and both black on the other. thanks

  5. Hello
    If you don’t have the space in the breaker box to add the 220v line, what do you do next and is this considered a big problem? I have a electric dryer to hook up but I need a 220v line and one electrician said that It was a problem. Help me please!!!!!!!!!!

  6. You would really need to start adding up all circuits in order to know if a upgrade is even needed. I would just install a new sub panel from the main panel to the garage.

  7. can i install a subpanel in the garage of a another subpanel i need 50 am ps to run a air compressor and lights and some electrical i have 3 8ft lights and 4 4 ft lights now there is only 120v going out to the garage from the subpanel now. i know i need a new sub panel in the garage how can i do this the main box is in a bedroom rated at 150 amps and the subpanel is in the florida room now it controls the electrical in the florida room and 120 to the garage. this subpanel in the florida room has room that i can add 4 more circuits. or do i need to upgrade the main panel to 200 amps and run the garage panel from the main panel in the house

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