Asked by: Akier Havana
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020

What size breaker do I need for my dryer?

In a dedicated circuit for a dryer, for example, the normal size of the circuit would be 30 amps. 30 amps requires a minimum of #10 copper or #8 alu. With this wire size, the breaker must not be larger than 30 amps. Do not use a larger breaker then what the current rating of the wire is rated for.

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Moreover, can I use a 50 amp breaker for a 30 amp dryer?

DO NOT install 50 amp plugs or receptacles onto this, nor leave the 50 amp as is. This creates a fire hazard, since the dryer could overload and the breaker there now won't allow for it to trip properly. With that said, ALWAYS maintain 30 amps throughout the circuit, including your receptacle/plug, wire and breaker.

Also Know, what size wire do I need for a 30 amp 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.

Thereof, can I use a 40 amp breaker for a 30 amp dryer?

It is not OK to use a 40 amp breaker for a dryer outlet. The receptacle is rated for 30 amps and cannot be protected by a larger amperage breaker. The manufacturer also requires a 30 amp breaker.

How many amps does a clothes dryer pull?

The amperage draw is variable depending on the incoming voltage and temperature. The minimum breaker size recommended is 30 amps. Your dryer is going to pull somewhere around 25 amps.

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