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Miele Electric dryer question

Posted by matt.shaver (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 16, 11 at 8:09

We are taking delivery of a Miele W/D set but before we all jump up and down I noticed that our 17 year old home has the older style plug. I've confirmed it is a 30 amp breaker with 220. I see that Miele sells a converter for around 60 dollars but no description as to what it does. The book states not to exchange the wired plug for a three pronged one either. The breaker box for the house is in the laundry room and it's about 8 feet away from the dryer outlet and I'm seriously thinking of having it rewired anyway. Is this what you all would do? What have you all done in the past. Just curious.

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RE: Miele Electric dryer question

All it does is plugs into the dryers 4prong plug. The other end plugs into your older 3 prong outlet. Electrical is the same so there is no conversion of electricity. You could just change your outlet to modern standard 4 prong but it may not be cheaper than buying Mieles highly overpriced cord. There may be a cheaper vers ion of coed at home depot or electrical supply store.

RE: Miele Electric dryer question

I just bought a 4 prong outlet to replace an older 3 prong. I got it at Lowes for $8.75. They had a few different 4 prong styles but the spec sheet for my new Asko dryer called for a NEMA 14-30R.

RE: Miele Electric dryer question

You can not change the cord attached to the back of the Miele. They are already wired with a 4 prong plug.
I was looking into Miele and wrote them about the cord issue (my dryers have all be hard wired).

You can not hard wire a Miele or swap out the cord to retro fit a 3 prong outlet.
It's wired for the new standard 4 wire (4 prong outlet).

This new standard has the ground wire from the service panel to the outlet. (not a ground wire from the electrical hook up to the cabinet of the dryer like in the past.)

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