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Two red one with whit line through it supect thats the ground wire to dark small purple wires need to put this back on right so it will dry i need a diagram

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  • Kelly  Smith
    Kelly Smith May 11, 2010

    could you please tell me more about your problem? did you take the wires off of the heating element and the fuse looks like a skinny white hot dog with 2 metal tabs?


  • flyingtarzan May 11, 2010

    is this on the element or the vent

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It is kinda hard to mess up because the heating element terminals are larger than the limit terminals. The 2 purple wires go to the fuse.
They have smaller terminals.

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Can u help me please we're do the brown grey and white with pink line wires go


Four-Wire: Green

The green wire is the ground wire, and it is the difference between a three-wire and a four-wire cord. (In the three-wire system, the ground wire and the neutral wire are the same.) The green wire connects to the dryer frame. Look at the cord-connection terminals on the back of the dryer. Very close by, you should see a screw sticking out of the metal panel. It will be labeled "external ground connector" or something similar. Connect the green wire to that screw.

Four-Wire: Black

Most appliances in your house run on 120 volts of electricity, some on 240 volts. The dryer needs both--240 volts to run the drum and heating element, and 120 volts to run the timer, thermostat and other components. For this reason, the dryer cord has two live or "hot" wires--one black, one red--rather than a single hot wire. The dryer draws 120 volts from each hot wire to get the 240 volts it needs for the heavy work, then pairs one hot wire with the neutral wire for the 120 volts to run the smaller functions. Look again at the connection terminals on the back of the dryer. There should be three screws in a horizontal row. Connect the black hot wire to the terminal on the left.

Four-Wire: Red

Connect the other hot wire, the red wire, to the terminal on the right. (In truth, you could connect either hot wire to either hot terminal, but it's standard procedure to put the black on the left and the red on the right, so do so.)

Four-Wire: White

The white is the neutral wire, and it connects to the center terminal. There may be a metal strap attached to this terminal. That's a ground strap. When a three-wire cord is attached, it serves the same function as the ground screw mentioned above.

Three-Wire: Gray

If you have a three-wire cord, then all three wires will be gray. They're arranged side-by-side with the hot wires on the outside and the neutral wire in the middle. Attach the hot wires to the left and right terminals and the neutral wire to the center terminal. Make sure the ground strap is attached to the center terminal.

Nov 20, 2012 | Dryers

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I need to change my 3 prong to a 4 prong


Unplug the dryer then remove the terminal block cover and disconnect the 3-prong cord from the dryer. Note that the cord has red , black, and white wires but sometimes the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray and can switch places. There's also a ground strap wire also connected to the center terminal together with the white (neutral) wire.

Get yourself a 4-prong cord and note that it has red, black, white, and green/yellow wires but sometimes, like the 3-pronged one, the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray and can also switch places. All you have to do now is connect the 3 wires in the same manner they are connected as 3-prong cord to the terminal block. The ground strap wire now just need to be connected to the remaining 4th wire, the green/yellow wire instead of the center terminal together with the white (neutral) wire. Reinstall the terminal block cover and it's done.

It can be observed that converting a 3-prong cord to 4-prong cord is merely splitting the neutral line and the ground thereby increasing the number of prongs from 3 to 4 whereas, on the other hand, converting a 4-prong cord to 3-prong cord is merely joining the neutral line (white) and the ground (green/yellow) thereby reducing the number of prongs from 4 to 3.. The links below might enlighten you further on this matter.

Four-prong to Three-prong Electric Dryer Conversion
Three-prong to Four-prong Electric Dryer Conversion

Aug 21, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Need to know, looking at the back of dryer where does the red wire go (left screw or right screw?)



The white wire goes to the center screw in the terminal strip each side of that are the hot wires red & Black.
The green wire connects to a chassis ground screw. If there are none then drill a hole in a good metal spot near as possible to the terminal strip and screw it there tightly.



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Jul 25, 2011 | Kenmore 62722 Electric Dryer

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Dryer has 3 prongs wall has 4. new cord has 4 color coded connections. old one does not. how do I know where to put the 4 switches


3 wires -- Outside two wires (Line 1 and Line 2) Center (Nutral).
4 wires-- Green (ground) Red (Line 1) White (Nutral) Black (Line 2).

You have a terminal block on the back of the dryer that has only space for three wires. The Red and Black go on the out side two posts or screws (does not matter which is on the right or left). The White wire goes in the center. The forth and final wire is the Green which should go under a ground screw located near the terminal block. This screw is usually indicated by the ground symbol which is three horizontal lines that decrease in size as the go down. If there is a copper "bridge" from the center of the terminal block to the ground screw remove and discard.

Cheers.

May 17, 2011 | Frigidaire GLER331A Electric Dryer

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I replaced the thermal fuze in my kenmore gas dryer. Now not only does the dryer not FIRE up, but when I push the button to start the dryer, it will not fire and will shut off shortly after. When I let go...


when you start the dryer does the igniter glow red hot? they crack very easy.If you are sure you put the wires on the fuse the right way,and the igniter is glowing, and you remembered to turn the gas back on,( I've done that ), no kinks in the gas line.The next thing I would look at is the gas vavle, or coils. good luck.

Jan 19, 2011 | Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer

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Going from a 4 prong plug to a three prong what wire do i put where on back of dryer? model 67032600 1204786


You have to put the Black and Red to the line side and the white to the other and nothing on the ground you can e-mail me or chat if you need assistance I am a certified electrician

Nov 20, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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We have moved and the three prong cord now needs to be four prong


Ok here is how to hook up looking at dryer. Left brass screw is hot put red or black wire on. Center screw silver is neutral put white wire on. Right brass is also hot put the red or black wire on which one you have left. The green you ground to the dryer body or you can put with the white wire.

The reason why you have to hot wires is that it is a 240 volt dryer. Each hot wire caries 120 volts. The hot wires are the red and black. The white is a neutral witch is also a ground

I hope this helps. If you have any questions please ask before you rate.

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Oct 20, 2009 | Dryers

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Want heat up, but comes on.


Sounds as though the limit switch is tripped. Find a small disk about the size of a penny or dime with two wires going to it. There should be a small button in the middle of the wires. Press it firmly and then try again. You can usually find the limit switch on the burner Assembly.

Apr 10, 2009 | Kenmore 72062 Gas Dryer

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Kenmore dryer elite


IF THE WIRES ARE RED, BLACK, WHITE, AND GREEN,
THE WHITE WIRE GOES TO THE CENTER TERMINAL.
THE GREEN WIRE ATTACHES TO A GROUND SCREW ON THE BACK OF THE DRYER. UNHOOK THE WIRE GOING FROM THE CENTER TERMINAL TO THE GROUND SCREW TO ISOLATE THE ELECTRICAL NEUTRAL FROM EARTH GROUND ( THE WHITE WIRE FROM THE GREEN ONE)
THE RED AND BLACK WIRES GO ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT OUTER TERMINALS ON THE TERMINAL BLOCK. THOSE TWO ARE INTERCHANGABLE.

Apr 10, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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