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I have a whirlpool dryer model no.le9300xttwo changed power cord and it melted to terminal box .we put in another terminal box but forgot where the green wire goes.is this a ground wire and where does it go. any info would be appriciated .also this green wire comes out of dryer to the terminal box tks

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The following link explains how to wire an electric dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

This explains BOTH the three-prong and four-prong plug configurations, wire color codes, and the voltage readings. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

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Your issue is as follows;
"iI HAVE A DRYER 4PRONG POWER CORD \. HOUSE OUTLET THREE PRONG NEDD TO CHANGE POWER CORD.DRYER INSTRUCTION CONNECT 4 TERMMINAL.WHAT HAPPEN WHEN CONNECT THREEN TERMINAL."

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