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I have a kenmore laundry center, used 2 years old. Model #

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I have a kenmore laundry center, used 2 years old. Model # XXXXX Is this a 125 or 240 v unit and how would I house wire for this unit (new work)

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This is a 240 volt unit, if it wsn't you would have had a regular plug on it, If this is new work are you using a 3 wire or a 4 wire outlet to run it..?



Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The manual says it is a 125 v system, and shows a regular plug in the picture can you explain this I was using a 3 wire outlet but I can use a four wire if neccessary My electricain THINKS it is a 125v unit
Does the block on the rear of the unit look like this?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Block is wired with a red/white/black on top of block 3 wire coming into bottom Image is different as it is 3 wire in/out of block
This is a 240 volt unit, as it is an electric dryer and not gas, if it was a gas dryer it would be 120 volts. here are the 2 types of wiring depending if you are using 4 wire or 3 wire..

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I would like to wire with a 10-3 wire show. Please show me a wiring diagram from the plug to the breakers.

I just want to make sure that the manual says that it's a 125 volt unit. I just want to make sure I wire it correctly.



I am sure that is a 240 volt dryer and washer. Unless you gave me the wrong model number. the second and the fourth pictures I sent show the correct wiring..
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Perhaps the manual is wrong, I did give you the right model # I will use the four wire in image 3 I just wonder why the manual was written wrong. Being an expert in your field, is this common? Thank you for your help in this matter. I did not want to have any problems as you might imagine.
The manual can be for the electric or the gas model dyer, If it was a gas dryer it would be 110 volt and no electrician would be needed. Happens all the time in my line of work