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I think need to change the wire cord, but don't know if it's going to work properly

Need to change 4-wire cord to 3-wire

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Changing electrical Cord from a 3 prong to a 4

Your 4 wire cord has red...black...white...and green wires.
On the dryer terminal block,put the white wire on the center terminal.
The green wire goes outside the terminal cover to the nearest screw for grounding.
The black and red wires go to the outside terminals on the terminal block. It does not matter which is right or left.

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Here are drawings for a 3 wire and a 4 wire hook up .. r9c49ab6.png

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All you have to do is make sure the middle wire on the strand of three goes to the middle screw the other two just go to either side. Your ground screw just gets tightened down without a wire. I do this everyday.

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