Question by  MortgagePro (25)

Do you need a special plug for an electric clothes dryer?

I need to plug in my electric clothes dryer.


Answer by  John (9008)

This varies from dryer to dryer, but most require a special plug, due to the large amount of energy that these appliances use. You may need to have a special outlet installed, as well.


Answer by  ShawnL19 (310)

If in the U. S. Yes, most full size electric dryers require a 220 volt outlet. Your common household plug is only rated for around 120 volts.


Answer by  Shirley277 (35)

Yes you need a three way plug and about 350 volt socket to run the dryer or there could be a fire if it doesn't have the right volts.


Answer by  Dreamlight (856)

Most dryers use a three prong plug, but you can buy smaller dryers that use a basic two prong plug.

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