Question about Maytag Dryers
The four prong is colored coded. Not sure where each color needs to be connected.
If you are converting from 3 to 4 prong service, that is fairly simple and should be done as follows:
If you purchased a pre-terminated cord that has a molded plug on one end and four wires with lugs on the other then that is what you have to attach to your dryer. Start by pulling the dryer out far enough to gain easy access to the back panel. Depending on the model, you will need to find the place where the cord feeds through the back and feed the new wire through that opening ( there should be some kind of cable clamp that guides and clamps that cable through the back panel). Once fed through, look for the terminal block on the back of your dryer. You will have at least 3 terminals that should be color coded red, black white or green) Start by installing the red to red, black to black and white to white ( or green) and then take the green wire end of the cord and look for a ground stud on the back of the dryer. There should be a terminal or sheet metal screw that you can attach that green wire to the dryer. The green wire is a safety ground that bonds the dryer to earth ground and provides a path to ground through the dryer chassis should you develop a short top ground. That path is provided to protect you so that you don't become the path from power to ground. Hope that helps...
Just remember to do all this wiring with the cord unplugged from the power source...
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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