Can a clothes dryer function without the hose connected to the wall?

Answer You can use a clothes dryer without venting it--but it is a bad idea. There are two factors to consider: moisture and lint. If you use a dryer without a vent, you are regularly sending hot, moist a... Read More »

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How often should you clean the hose from your clothes dryer to the outdoors?

Visually inspect the entire venting system of automatic clothes dryers once a year. Depending on the amount of use and the appearance of lint buildup inside the vent, cleaning should happen every o... Read More »

What are the NEC requirements if a laundry circuit is to be installed in a basement of a dwelling for a washing machine and the dryer will be connected to a 30A dryer receptacle?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. The washing machine outlet should be ground fault protected on 12-2 wire. The 30 amp dryer circuit should be on 10-3 wir... Read More »

Can I attach a dryer vent hose to a dryer with screws?

When attaching the dryer vent to the back of the dryer, you must make sure it is a tight connection between the vent pipe, the attached elbow and the vent hose. Therefore, make the connection using... Read More »

If the heating element is burned out on a clothes dryer does the dryer still pull 240V while running?

You will still have 240V going to the element itself it just won't be causing the element to heat up. Make sure the dryer is unplugged, take the back off the dryer and pull the element out. It's us... Read More »