240V outlet to 120V, adapter?

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  1. Sep 26, 2012 #1

    Finesse117

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    I have a NEMA 10-30 240V outlet running my current washer/dryer stacked unit, which I plan to replace with a combo unit that uses a standard 120V outlet. Is there a converter or adapter I can use without needing to change the outlet, so that the 240V is available if needed in the future?
     
  2. Sep 26, 2012 #2

    speedy petey

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    Nope. Best bet is to run a new circuit and receptacle and leave the old one alone.
    If you are set against that you have to change the receptacle AND circuit breaker, AND the way it's wired.
     
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