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Appliance Outlets + Cord Replacements
Hiring a Licensed Electrician offers peace of mind and can save you time and money.
Hidden behind your stove and dryer is a 30 amp or 50 amp outlet that feeds electricity to your appliance with a heavy duty cord that has a 3 prong or 4 prong end. Sometimes, usually at the most inconvenient times this combination of outlet and cord will fail, leaving you without a dryer or stove. If your clothes dryer or stove has stopped working make sure your outlet hasn't come loose or had an electrical failure, check the fuse or breaker supplying power. More than one customer has requested a service call after they replaced their appliance with a new one, only to learn the real issue was a bad outlet, faulty cord, or the breaker needed to be replaced. Because of the large amount of current used by these appliances a loose connection at the plug can cause arcing and heat build up that will eventually lead to melting and a fire if not addressed quickly. Unfortunately, these outlets are behind a large stove or dryer and hardly ever get checked to make sure they are tight. If your Stove outlet or Dryer outlet has stopped working, give Upstate Electrical Solutions a call. We Stock all the different 3 or 4 prong configurations needs to get your appliance back up and running in no time at all. Call us anytime, even on Thanksgiving Day, we are here to help.
Common reasons appliance outlets and cords need to be replaced:
Age and loose connections are the most common reasons dryer and stove outlets fail. Constant expansion and contraction from heating up and cooling down will cause the tightest of connections to work their way loose. When the high current of these appliances passed through the loose connection big problems can be expected soon after.
Aluminum conductors used for branch circuit wiring fail. Even when installed properly aluminum is a poor choice for a wiring method. Aluminum is very soft making it hard to torque correctly during installations and it is very susceptible to corrosion. Unfortunately, aluminum wiring is used frequently in-house wiring to keep cost down.
New appliances have been installed that required a different outlet and cord configuration. New clothes dryers and ranges utilize both 120 volts and 240 volts for their operation which require a 4 prong outlet and cord configuration. Old homes usually only have the 3 prong type which was only intended for 240-volt operation.
Mistakes homeowners make when replacing appliance outlets and cords:
Installing the wrong type of outlet or cord is the most common DIY mistake. There are quite a few different types of outlets and cords depending type installation needed.
Not installing an anti-corrosive compound when reattaching aluminum wires. Not installing aluminum wiring correctly will cause serious problems down the road. Faulty aluminum wiring has been the cause of a great number of house fires. If you are unsure call a licensed electrician in Greenville, SC.
Deciding to forgo the outlet and cord connection and hard-wire the unit. This is a terrible idea for many reasons. Please contact a professional electrician for proper installation.
Not checking to make sure the power is off before attempting a repair. Simply turning a breaker off is not an adequate way to make sure there is no power. A breaker could be defective and still allow electricity through or it could be labeled wrong. Check the power with a proven electrical tester to make sure, again if you are unsure contact a professional.
Why hire Upstate Electrical Solutions to replace your appliance outlets and cords?
Replacing a dryer or stove outlet or cord is not a difficult task and usually only takes our electricians an hour or less to make the electrical repair. What Upstate Electrical Solutions offers is convenience and piece of mind. The convenience is knowing we are always a phone call away, day or night 7 days a week. Our electricians will show up on-time with the right parts needed to make a fast repair. Peace of mind comes from years of experience and training, our electricians will make safe electrical repairs that you can count on to keep your home and family safe.
Call Upstate Electrical Services anytime for great service, you won't be disappointed.
"Upstate Electrical Solutions represents the type of service I would like to receive when needed. Ian came out the same day I called and gave me an estimate for the work I wanted done. I had three ceiling fans installed in my bedrooms, recessed lighting in the great room, a pendant over my sink, all of which needed to be wired, lighting fixtures changed out and my dining room and breakfast areas and a dimmer installed in the dining room. I was very pleased with the work and the professionalism of Ian and his assistant and would highly recommend his company."
- B. Sand, Greenville, SC
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"Upstate Electrical Solutions' price was fair compared to some other prices that we received. After the install we could not believe the difference the lighting made in our kitchen. We are completely happy with the advice and service given by Upstate Electrical Solutions, not to mention the value. Thank you very much."
- M. Chancey, Greenville, SC
"We're very happy with the level of service that Upstate Electrical Solutions provided. We received a thorough, professional quote for rewiring our house. Ian did such a great job that I would recommend him to anyone needing electrical work done. We couldn't be happier with the professional work he did and the level of customer service he provided."
- M. Rodriquez, Greenville, SC
"Ian responded almost immediately and was there that same day. He quickly diagnosed and resolved the problem sockets and also installed a much needed outside outlet for a very reasonable price. He was prompt, courteous, and efficient. I am new to this area and needed a good, reliable electrician. I have found that with Upstate Electrical Solutions."
- Ronald R., Fitchburg, MA
"I called Upstate Electrical Solutions for a problem with my circuit breaker. Ian answered my call and tried to troubleshoot over the phone. We agreed a service call was necessary and he was at my house in about an hour. He quickly remedied the problem and made an incidental repair while he was there at no additional charge. Will definitely use this company in the future."
- Bonnie W., Greenville, SC
"Called on Monday and Ian came the next day. Discovered the problem with the power to the HVAC unit. He fixed the issue with no trouble at all. He did not charge a fee for just pulling in my driveway. What he did charge was very reasonable. I will definitely call him again for any electrical issues. I highly recommend Upstate Electrical Solutions."
- Scott S., Raleigh, NC
"Ian did a fantastic job for us - installed three ceiling fans and a floor outlet. Also, he made a great recommendation for LED under-cabinet kitchen lighting, which turned out beautiful. Just as important as the quality and competent work performed was their professionalism and dependability. Great communication, on time, as promised, completed efficiently and correctly."