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I have an LG electric dryer that on occasion will trip the

I have an LG electric dryer that on occasion will trip the breaker, generally when heavily loaded, like a bunch of towels. The manual says it draws 24 amps max and the circuit appears to have a double pole breaker marked 15 on each side of the reset lever.Is this just a 15 amp 240v breaker or should it be able to handle 30A?The dryer, breaker and wiring are all under 5 years oldJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: Not yet; I'm renting the houseJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Possibly. I can replace a light fixture, etc, but the breaker box is the big leagues to me.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I'm not sure what else might be relevant. Most of the time there's no problem. It only seems to be an issue when the dryer of working pretty hard

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I have a Lutron on/off switch that controls one plug of one

Hi, I have a Lutron on/off switch that controls one plug of one outlet. I'd like to find out how I can use that same wall switch to control two additional outlets in the same room. It's in my husband's home office - and he has 3 lamps. I'd like him to be able to use the one wall switch and have all three lamps turn on or off. However, I don't know what model of Lutron switch I have - other than it's just on/off and is likely 7+years old. Can you help me figure out what parts I need to order to make the other outlets be controlled by the one existing wall switch?

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Need help with an electric motor. Emerson TEFC motor, model

Need help with an electric motor. Emerson TEFC motor, model # E22922 1/2 hp off of a septic aerator.Motor is <2 years old. Motor will run for 30 sec. to 2 min. then shut off, even on bench. (guessing thermal overload(?))Took fan impeller off motor shaft and motor will run continuously (does not shut off)History: originally was connect with 3 prong cord which overheated and caught fire. Up until then it ran fine. After I discovered that had happened, I hard-wired the fan to the electric timer. This problem was present then.

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Problem, my wall switch powers a porch light along with a

HI, problem, my wall switch powers a porch light along with a wall outlet and two flood lights. Flood light and outlet lost power, I discovered a lose white wire in the switch boxJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: and connected it to the switch, I have power to the flood lights and switch but now porch light will not turn off completely, only dims. have been working on this problem for last two days.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes,JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: yes, the wire for the wall plug and to the flood lights are Black, Red, and white. Wires to the Switch are Black and White.

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Certified Journeyperson Electrician

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I replaced a breaker the other day and it worked for a day

I replaced a breaker the other day and it worked for a day or so. Now I have no power in that area but the nbreaker is not tripping

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I run generator on transfer switch during power failure

I run generator on transfer switch during power failure ,when not on generator when late at night can I run off inverter for over head lights. all breakers are in a new circuit box

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Our dog just cut an unplugged hanging table lamp cord the

Our dog just cut an unplugged hanging table lamp cord the two wires are same color - that translucentt yellow green color - I see one wire has printing on it the other doesn't - so which one is neutral - hooked to the wide? I tried to look at the plug side but it is short and I can't see any markingJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just an hour ago I am pretty handy I cut the ends and they are ready to joinJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No from what I see it shouldn't matter but just making sure

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My hard wired dishwasher had a "cord" problem - there was a

My hard wired dishwasher had a "cord" problem - there was a recall on it and I'm replacing it with a proper plug in style cord. My issue is that that the old electrical wire is in the floor - with no way to really wire it to a wall outlet and pretty difficult in general to remove it all together. My thought was to wire it to a floor outlet. My concern is the floor outlet is directly below the dishwasher. It will not be used as I have an under sink outlet I can plug the new cord into. Dishwasher has never leaked, I can put some type of cover over the outlet once it's wired - but just am uncertain whether this is kosher or not. Any thoughts?

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have an outlet that is reading 120v from hot to ground,

I have an outlet that is reading 120v from hot to ground, from neutral to ground and from hot to neutral...120v at all three..what does this indicate?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Standard three prong, two plug outlet..top plug reading normal, but bottom plug reading as I already statedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Was moving my dryer to check my vent line three winters ago and the entire house surged and went dark. I lost all of my TVs, phones, toaster, radios, etc that were plugged in at the time, as well as my furnace. Since that time I had partial power come and go in odd places..one outlet in each room, some room lights but not all..I located a short in one of my outlets due to black burn up the wall and removed the outlet, capped the lines and since the intermittent lighting had ceased. I recently began to assess my furnace and found that the transformer was bad. Replaced it and when I applied power it immediately began to overheat the new transformer. Also verified that my blower motor windings have shorted and I need to replace the motor. I'm afraid to complete the repair due to past power issues without troubleshooting everything, so I started by checking the power at each outlet. That's when I came across the before mentioned issue. Yes I hope to resolve the issue myselfJA: Did you check the furnace's filters?Customer: Yes, but what does that have to do with the 120 at the outlet in another roomJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Is this a real person or are these answers computer generated. I just gave a valid description of the issues

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