Wiring for a dryer receptacle
My 9 month old high end Samsung dryer broke down again for the 3rd time this past week. Dryer guy came out and replaced the same board that keeps going bad but this time it seems the dryer overloaded and burned out the dryer plug and 4 prong receptacle and it's up to me to replace that (don't get me started on the Samsung warranty folks).
So, we checked the panel and the wiring there is fine. He told me to remove the old receptacle, strip back 8 inches of wire and start there to add the new receptacle. Issue is, I don't have 8 inches of wire to pull through the wall. My question is can I cut back the existing 10-3 wire, run it into a box and then pigtail in a new length (3 or 4 feet + a little extra) of wire to where the outlet currently sits OR do I (or, in my case, the electrician I hire) have to start new at the panel and run new 10-3 all the way to the laundry room? Thanks. Robert