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
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.
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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