All dryers use electricity as a power source, but a gas dryer also has a gas line that runs from the back of the dryer to the natural gas outlet. Gas dryers also have standard plugs because they don't require as much pow... More »

To connect a gas line to a dryer, you need a tape measure, a wire brush, a flexible gas hose, gas-rated pipe tape, a rag, a pipe wrench, a spray bottle and detergent. Use caution when installing the hose. More »

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Gas dryers operate more efficiently, but electric dryers are a bit easier to install and move. Since gas dryers require a dedicated gas line, they can't be used in areas where gas in not available. More »

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Regardless of whether they are powered by electricity or gas, dryers must have a tub that tumbles, a fan that blows air and a heat source. All dryers generate heat, either from an electric heating element or from a gas b... More »

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Electric dryers have a higher efficiency rating than gas dryers, but energy losses at power plants dispensing electricity make gas dryers more energy efficient overall in most cases. Gas dryers also typically cost less t... More »

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The term "dryer" typically refers to clothes dryers, which uses electricity or fuel to generate heat. This heat is sent into a tumbling drum to convert water in the clothing into water vapor, which is then removed from t... More »

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Most washers and dryers require a 240-volt outlet to operate. Most home outlets are 120 volts, so rewiring may need to be done before installing these appliances. The plugs and prongs are slightly different in a 240-volt... More »