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We just moved into our new house and needed to change the electical plug on our dryer. Wondering which wire goes where - they are colored on the cord and on the dryer, but none of the colors are the same to match them up. How do we know which wire connects to which?

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Red black and white shouold go on in that order and the green if there is one is a ground wire

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