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3 prong tail to a 4 prong tail on a whirlpool dryer

Went from a 4 prong to a 3 prong tail. now going back to a 4 prong tail. need to know where the green wire goes. along with the grounding wire on the dryer itself. thank you for helping if you can.

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The following link will give you the information you need:

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

I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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These two hot connections are the outside two of the row of three screws/bolts.
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Now, the 3 wire cord is not color coded, it is "position" coded.
The two outside wires go to the outside (in the row of 3) screw/bolts of the dryer. the middle wire is hooked to the middle ground screw.
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By the same token, never hook the middle wire to an outside screw/bolt.
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Electric Dryer How To Hook Up Cord pixel_trans.gifFor Three Prong Cords
the Center cord wire goes on the center terminal,
the left on the left ,
and the right on the right.

Note: There should be a ground strap or wire that runs from the center terminal to the dryer case.

For Four Prong Cords
the White cord wire goes in the center,
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Note: Be sure to disconnect the ground wire or strap that runs from the center terminal to the case. In this Photo (A Whirlpool Dryer) I have ran the wire that runs from the center terminal, the Light Green wire, back to itself rather than cutting it off, just incase I need to put a 3 prong cord back on it some day. The whole purpose of this 3 prong / 4 prong thing is it separates the neutral from the ground. pixel_trans.gif pixel_trans.gif3 Prong Cord Whirlpool Dryer Example terminalblock.jpg 4 Prong Cord Whirlpool Dryer Example 4prongcord_small.jpg

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Whirlpoo dryer change from 3 prong to 4 prong cord


The following link explains how to convert an applaince from a 3-prong power cord to a 4-prong:

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

I hope you find this information helpful and that it clarifies any questions you may have. If you still require assistance, please let me know.

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