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Changing an Electric Dryer’s Power Cord from a 4-Prong Plug to a 3-Prong Plug

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Black and red wires go to the outside terminals. (either way, just so one is on each) and the white goes to the center terminal. If your cord does not have color coded wires and is one of those flat wire types, just make sure the center wire goes to the center terminal. If the 4 wire cord had been properly installed the installer would have removed a wire or metal strap which connected the center terminal to the dryer's frame. Make sure you have this is place to ground the frame of the dryer to neutral.

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