How To Install An Electrical Outlet For A Dryer

tags You may possibly issue that this is a bigger job than that of installing a light switch but rest assured! Exactly where theres a will, theres a way!

220 Volt Outlet
Electrical line tester
Electrical dryer outlet kit
Wire cutters
Wire strippers
Utility knife

To get started, check the voltage on your outlet. Make confident that it is a 220 volt outlet. It is extremely critical that the outlet you install matches the plug configuration of your dryer. Next, you require to locate the wiring that is to be utilized to connect the dryer outlet. Make confident THE Energy IS TURNED OFF. You can check this line at the circuit breaker. Using the electrical line tester advised, use it cautiously and touch a single probe to the black wire of the line and the other to the red wire. If any lights come on, the power is nonetheless on. Make confident that the Energy IS OFF. When no lights come on, you will be ready to connect the outlet.

If there is the need to have, you can reduce back about three inches of the outer sheathing on the cable, with the utility knife. Basically, you need to reduce to reveal the 4 wires to connect to the outlet. The colours of the wires are as follows: black (hot), red (hot), white (neutral), bare/green (ground). Do not cut too deeply into the sheathing because you might damage the wires inside. Peel the sheathing back and cut it off.

Use the wire strippers to strip off about 1 inch of insulation from each and every of the four wires. If the ground wire has no insulation, then you will not want to strip it.

STEP four:
Subsequent, you have to run the wire by means of the hole in the outlet plate. Line up and mount the plate on the wall utilizing the screws in the kit. All dryer outlets are supposed to have their personal electrical plate so you do not need to have to set up an electrical box for the wiring.

Youre virtually accomplished! Now that you have the outlet mounted to the wall, you need to attach the black and red wires to the gold- or brass-colored screws (making use of the integrated screw and screwdriver). Attach the white (neutral) wire to the silver screw and the green/bare wire to the green screw for the ground wire. Tighten each screw to a snug fit. Then, set up the cover plate over the outlet, using the same screws and screwdriver.

STEP six:
Turn the energy back on at the primary circuit breaker. Making use of the voltage line tester, you want to insert 1 probe into the outlet where the black wire is connected and the other probe exactly where the red wire is connected. The light will now light up and show that energy is flowing to the outlet. Plug the dryer cord into the outlet. Youre completed! Now get your garments in the dryer!