Types of Dryer Plugs: How to Replace Your Dryer Cord
Your dryer is one of the most hard-working appliances in your home, but it can experience wear and tear after handling so many loads of laundry. If this is the case with your dryer, you may have noticed that your dryer plug needs to be replaced. However, depending on the kind of dryer you have – gas or electric – you may require a different plug because their electrical circuits and dryer outlet types vary. Gas dryers require a 120-volt electrical circuit and use a grounded 3-prong outlet. Electric dryers, on the other hand, need a 240-volt, 30-amp circuit and a grounded, 4-prong power cord.
Additionally, if you’re installing a new dryer in an older home, or an old dryer in a new home, you may need to change your dryer cord. No matter your electrical needs, Maytag® Dryer Power Cords have you covered to maximize the power of your appliance and meet electrical regulations. Learn how to replace your dryer power cord below.
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