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Using 4 wire plug on 3 wire dryer

Have a GE 6 cycle front load dryer (purchased on '05). Just moved and had to purchase another plug to use in my new home. Found the plug to fit the wall, however, the new plug has four wire connectors (2 hot, 1 neutral, 1 ground). The dryer only has three connectors for wires. Can I use the new plug or do I need to find this plug with three wires? Thanks.

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  • jrsmith28144 Nov 16, 2008

    Thank you so very much for such a quick and thorough response. And one I can easily understand and rely on without calling in an expensive electrician! Thanks again.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I RECENTLY SWITCHED MY DRYER FROM A THREE WIRE PLUG TO A FOUR WIRE PLUG AFTER DOING SO IT STOPPED HEATING ANY IDEAS?

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YES TAKE THE GROUND WIRE OF THE NEW PLUG AND CONNECT IT TO THE FRAME OF THE DRYER UNDER AN EXISTING SCREW OR USE A SELF TAPPING SCREW THE FOUR WIRE SYSTEM WAS PUT INTO THE CODE MOSTLY TO INSURE GOOD GROUNDING ON MOBILE HOMES AND THE METHOD WILL WOKE FINE AS I HAVE GIVEN YOU

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    Allen Neal Nov 19, 2008

    glad to help!

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