I need to move my dryer outlet. I have white/red/black wire coming from the panel and I have white/copper/black wire to use for the extension. What is the proper color matching?white/whitered/copperblack/black?
Nothing. I want to get it right.
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Is there a bare copper ground wire coming from the Panel? Does your dryer have a 3 or 4 prong plug? It is likely that you will need 10-3 NM wire to extend the circuit.
You have the color matching correct. 10-3 NM wire will have an additional bare copper ground to connect to the ground coming from the panel.
No bare copper coming from panel. The house was originally built in 1971.
Is you dryer plug 3 or 4 prong?
The plug that is on there is three
i'm getting ready to head to lowes. The Outlet that was there is not in good condition and I want to get a new outlet.
I just looked and the dryer is configured for a three prong wire
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I would still use 10-3 NMB wire that has a black, red, white, and bare copper ground. I would connect the conductors by color together, leaving the bare copper ground unconnected. This way you will maintain the circuit integrity as originally wired. Also, purchase a new 3 prong 30 amp dryer receptacle.
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