Dryer Hookup


Hi, I just moved to a new house and the dryer hookup box has two cables coming into it. (i.e. there are 2black, 2white(neutural), and 2 ground wires) . Both of the cables have 30amp breaker each. Can anyone give me words of advice how to make the connections for a 4 prong hookup. Thank you in advance
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Try posting here: alt.home.repair
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Or better yet, call an electrician. That setup sounds very fishy.
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Scott Lurndal wrote:

Maybe. Off the top of my head, it sounds like 2 110's being combined to make 220, which if one is from each side of the line theoretically should work (as opposed to running 1 line with a connection on each side of the 220 line). You'd just have duplicate neutrals & grounds. Odd about the breakers, which if it's as I'm picturing it would seem to duplicate the breakers at the box (no need to have a breaker on the line as it leaves the box, then one on it at the dryer as well).
Yeah, if you have absolutely no experience with this you might want to call an electrician. If nothing else, you'd want to be sure each of the lines was dedicated to the dryer.
Dan
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Since you are asking the question, it's safe to assume you don't know electrical code and that you don't understand wiring well. This being the case you should call an electrician. This wiring configuration is a violation of every electrical code in the United States and in fact poses some very serious hazards from an electrocution standpoint.
This is fairly easily remedied with a new wire run for the dryer, but you would be well advised to spend the couple hundred bucks a qualified electrician (or even possibly the free labor of a knowledgable friend) would charge and get the job done right.
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