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Install four prong plug kit

I bought an older model Kenmore with a three prong plug. I need to change it to a four prong plug and need help with hooking up the right wires. Specifically, where does the green wire go?

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Hi thanks for the question the green wire goes to the frame of the dryer other wires red to red white to white black to black thanks the appliance doc

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