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Screw Size to install electrical cord

I am trying to locate the correct screw size to attach the power cord to my Kenmore dryer.

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    1/4 inch nut driver, is it 240 or 120 volts

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They should be what is called a 10x32 screw. you should be able to get these from any hardware store. not at home depot or lowes, but like an ace hardware. they will know what you are talking about.
i would guess that someone lost your original screws. if not then you might be having problems because the screws got stripped out when trying to change the cord or hook up a new one. if that happend, then you will need to replace the nuts also. get them at the hardware store too.
it may not be easy but you will save alot of money if you can do this yourself.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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junction box located at the top rear of the dryer.
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relief clamp and remove from 4-wire supply
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