Posted 07 July 2005 - 05:37 PM
I moved into a new apartment this week and the plug on my dryer is 3 pronged with 1 connector being L-shaped. The receptical in the wall does not have this L-shape hole. Was told by someone whom I consider fairly knowlegable about these things that a mistake was made and the recepticle that was installed was meant for a range(stove). Called the apartment management and was told that the receptical was correct I would have to upgrade my pigtail. Went to a couple of stores(Wal-Mart, Lowes) and all dryer pigtails in stock do indeed have the L-shape connector. My research on the internet did not turn up any dryer connectors that do not have this L-shape connector. I'm pretty sure that my management is mistaken and the recepticle is wrong. I would just like to know if any experts out there have ever seen a dryer plug that did NOT have an L-shape connector?