Yes, its fine to use.

Is it safe to use a 10ft dryer cord?

If you are not rewiring the house, there is no inspection, no Code issue with using a 10′ cord.

How long can a dryer power cord be?

Dryer cords are usually a maximum of six-feet-long as the code requires that an outlet be close to the connected appliance.

How long should a dryer cord be?

The manufacturer states that an outlet be placed within 2 feet of either side of the dryer, and that an extension cord is not allowed. The cord length is recommended to be 4 feet long.

Can I use old power cord on new dryer?

Since most new dryers don’t come with a power cord, the appliance salesman might recommend that you purchase a new one. However, so long as your existing power cord is in good condition and shows no sign of wear, then it should work just fine with your new dryer.

What do I do if my dryer cord is too short?

Go to Home Depot, pick up a 6 foot dryer cord and then ask the apron in the electrical parts aisle for the following:

  1. dryer receptacle.
  2. surface-mount box to fit receptacle (surface boxes have rounded corners and no pointy parts)
  3. straight box connector to fit box and dryer cord.
  4. metal cover plate.

Is it okay to use extension cord for dryer?

Is It Safe To Plug A Dryer Into An Extension Cord? It is not safe. Dryers draw a lot of electricity. If your extension cord is too long, and if the wires are too thin, the extension cord will overheat.

Are dryer cables universal?

Most new dryers come with four-prong plugs, but they can be used with three-prong cords to fit older dryer outlets. There are some dryers that don’t have a cord at all, so you have to buy and install your own.

Are all 4 prong dryer cords the same?

They are different pin configuration based on the maximum amperage the device/plug is meant to draw. That way a 50a receptacle (which may be protected by a 50A breaker) cannot have a 30A plug connected to it. Since a 30A device needs 30A protection, being connected to a 50A breaker could cause trouble.

Do I need a special plug for an electric dryer?

Dryer – An electric dryer outlet must be wired to a 240 volt circuit. The 240 volt circuits are spread throughout two wires, a neutral and a ground wire. If a dryer is plugged in to a 120 volt outlet and will not work correctly and will likely cause damage to the dryer.

Are 3-prong dryer cords safe?

A newer dryer run on a 3-prong system is an electrical hazard at best, even if nothing goes wrong, and a disaster if there is a short or loose wire.

Can you replace a 4 prong dryer cord with a 3-prong?

Don’t panic if you have the older, three-slot dryer outlet. The Electrical Code allows this to remain in place, and you are allowed to replace the four-prong cord with a three-prong cord to match this outlet.

What wire is needed for a dryer?

The NEC requires that dryers have a dedicated circuit with a minimum of 30 amps. This calls for a 30-amp, double-pole breaker wired with 10 AWG wire.

What size wire do you use for 220V dryer?

For 240V and 220V electric dryers using a 30-amp circuit breaker, you should use 10/3 American Wire Gauge (AWG) wire.

Can 12 2 wire be used for a dryer?

If you’re using two #12 wires and one of them breaks, your dryer will still work, but it’ll overheat it’s one remaining #12 wire, causing a fire within the walls of your house.

What gauge wire is a dryer cord?

Dryer Cords Are Usually 10-Gauge
Most dryer cords are 10 gauge, but if you have a large machine, you may need a more heavy-duty cord with eight-gauge wires. Always check the label on your dryer for the current draw before purchasing a cord.

Does a dryer have to be GFCI?

There are no conditional distances in those spaces: if the receptacle is installed in the laundry room/area, it requires GFCI protection. Therefore, clothes dryers are now required to be GFCI protected because they are in the laundry area.