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I have a new ge dryer rated at 20amp 120v. My outlet is a pre 1990s 3 prong dedicated 30amp 120/240 outlet to a double 30amp breaker. The cord that was given to me to fit the drier is rated at 30amp 250v 3 prong (fits the older outlet) will this cord fry the drier?

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    Got it thanks allot much appreciated
    Mr. Dominick Amorosso

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    Change the breaker to a single pole 20 amp. Use the black wire and cap the red. Make sure the white, neutral is connected to the neutral bar.

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    So my best option is to just change the outlet but not the breaker? Or is it in the best interest to change both?

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    I mean you can, but I would stay away from doing that if you can. Your washer should also use 120 volts.

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    Ok so I need to change the outlet to a 20amp 120v gfci outlet and change the panel breaker from it’s current double pole 30amp to a double pole 20amp?

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    Oh no no no. You have a gas dryer. The connections you’re talking about are for an electric dryer. These are two very different dryers. So yes if you connect that to 220 you will blow shit up.

    For a gas dryer, there will a gas connection. And a 120-volt plug. Do not try to change that to 220

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    It shows natural gas drier 20amp 120v 3 prong grounding type receptacle. Just making sure it’s safe to install a cord for the dryer 3 prong 3 wire rated at 30amp 250v

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    I’ve never seen a dryer 120 volts. Are you sure?

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