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Range/Dryer Cord Swap
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Post# 279285   5/10/2008 at 16:00 (3,450 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Would bad things happen if I installed a 50amp range cord on a Dryer, which uses a 30 amp cord..?

Post# 279286 , Reply# 1   5/10/2008 at 16:16 (3,450 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Not unless there's also a 50 amp breaker on the circuit.

Post# 279287 , Reply# 2   5/10/2008 at 16:16 (3,450 days old) by stevet (palm coast florida)        
No Problem!

Always better to overwire, than underwire!
Just be sure that due to the larger wire size, that it does not chafe itself(oooh, that smarts!) against any of the metal areas of the cabinet and you should be fine.

Post# 279394 , Reply# 3   5/11/2008 at 09:06 (3,449 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Why would you need to or want to anyway?

Post# 279415 , Reply# 4   5/11/2008 at 12:15 (3,449 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        
Why a Range cord on a Dryer?

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I have a GE stove and a Westinghouse dryer with the 3 straight prong plug, the newer dryer has a 3 prong plug with one L shaped putting the range cord on the newer dryer, I don't have to add another outlet.

Post# 279532 , Reply# 5   5/12/2008 at 00:38 (3,448 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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O I C.

If the stove is on 30a circuit protection [fuses/circuit breakers]rather than the usual 40a or 50a, just how far can you go? (Meaning how many elements can be used at once?)

Top elemements with broiler?
Top elements with oven?
Just top surface elements 8" (20cm),6" (15cm)?


Post# 279877 , Reply# 6   5/13/2008 at 15:41 (3,447 days old) by xyz ()        

I have done this a few times out of desperation on a customers delivery. He finds that his landlord has placed a range plug in his washroom. Tightwad I guess. But I do have the buyer call his landlord and tell his what I'm doing and ihave both parties sign a waiver to protect me.

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