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A breaker designed to be used with 220v, is a dual (double) breaker that actually when mounted into the panel connects to both phases of the incoming power , in other words connects to both the red and black panel lugs (colors in illustration, your panel is not colored but will be alternating between phases from one lug to the next).

Sometimes in some panels you may have a set of 4 breakers molded together and they mount in the panel over the 2 lugs , the middle 2 breakers would be the 2 30 amp breakers and the outer 2 could be 15 or 20 amp breakers for use in general purpose 110 v circuits.

If you ask you local building or electrical supply depot for a dual 30 amp breaker for use in a 220v dryer circuit for this model/make breaker panel, they will be able to pick out the correct breaker for you.

Please note, electrical panels are dangerous to work in, never touch any of the main bus lugs in the panel, they can kill!

Description: Tinned copper strands braided into a flat construction and insulated with PVC.

These constructions may be fabricated of bare copper, although tinned copper is generally preferred because of its resistance to corrosive elements and ease of flexibility.

Just look where all the other white wires are going in your panel.

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In the diagram above the bare ground is indicated by a green line.Dryer cable between circuit panel and dryer plug is 10 AWG, black/red/ white/ bare.X & Y are interchangeable, red and black wires are hot (live) wires, one wire on the X, and the other on the Y.DRYER RECEPTACLE & CIRCUIT The breaker used must be a dual (double) 30 amp 220v breaker.220v breaker meaning that the breaker must be of the type that actually connects to both bus bars in the panel, every other bus lug in the panel is on the opposite phase of the incoming power line. If you were to measure the voltage between a red lug and a black lug (they are not really those colors in the panel, just used here for explanation purposes) , you would measure 220v, if you were to measure between a black bus lug and a ground or neutral bus, you would measure 110v, and the same would hold true if you measure between a red bus lug and the ground or neutral bus.

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