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Kenmore Washer/Dryer Combo Unit Cord Issue

I have a five year old Kenmore Washer/Dryer Combo Unit. I recently moved to an apartment where the outlet is brand new-it has four prongs. My washer/dryer has a three prong cord. I purchased a new dryer cord with four prongs to replace the the three prong cord with. My question is how do I prevent the dryer from drawing too much power from the outlet terminal given that it will be going from three prongs to four? I was told there is a certain way I have connect the new cord to prevent this and risk of fire.

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Click here for more info on the electrical connections from a 3 to prong.
I would suggest to check with the superintendent of the building first before hooking the appliance. That way you will know if the wiring will be able to handle the amount of power require to operate the appliance.

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There is always at least one [usually more] that say to connect both green wires together.The green wire that is already on the dryer[not the one from the cord] is connected to the center neutral connection but it is connected on the back side of the block.This is why the picture show you to connect it to the same post as the neutral from the cord.Basically you just made it loop from one point on the neutral to another point on the same neutral and this disables it without removing it[saves it for future use if the dryer is move to a 3 prong outlet] If you were to connect the two green wires you would be bonding the ground and the neutral together.This would defeat the whole purpose of the fourth wire.You are trying to separate the ground and neutral because the neutral is returning power back to the panel for the 120 volt controls and the ground is a safety that should not have power on it unless there is a short in the system[which would trip the breaker]
and use this link:
http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=10&newsdesk_id=5


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The extra prong is just anothere earth over here we hacve three prongs and 2 prongs its just a better earth thats all and it wontstart a fire ii always change mine i did it to my toaster,microwave,iron,and pc all over 1 yr ago nothing ever happened

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