New dryer 30 amp, old 40 amp...

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  1. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    So the old is 40 amp ga wire is 8-2/8-1 about 30' panel to plug. IIRC, at that run length 8 ga wire for 30A is cool. But I forget if I am OK just swapping the 40a for 30a breaker [220 2-pole of course]. Which what I think I remember.

    And the deliverer just moved the pig tail wire over which is 2-6/1-8 ga. Thinking putting 8-2/8-1 pigtail from plug to dryer along with the 30/220 breaker.
     
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    Yup - going down in breaker size is fine. Same wiring with less current draw.
     
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    Shouldn't this be in the amp forum? :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, looked at the old one when I put it in the shed for one of kids next move/needs, still work fine.

    It turns out the one that was here when we bought the house in 2011 should have been on a 30/30. And we used it all this time... Never thought to check it on house inspection....
     
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