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3 prong to 4 prong.

I GOT THE RED WITH RED, BLACK WITH BLACK AND WHITE WITH WHITE. I HAVE A EXTRA WHITE WIRE ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE GROUND SPOT (GREEN SCREW). WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS WHITE WIRE? CAN I PUT THE GREEN WIRE TOGETHER WITH THIS SECOND WHITE WIRE THAT IS ALREADY CONNECT TO THE GROUND SCREW?

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The following link will explain this for you:

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

As stated in the link, the WHITE wire from the power cord should be connected to the other WHITE wire at the terminal block and NOT grounded to the equipment frame. The neutral wires are to be connected at the terminal block only. The extra white wire you mention, may be a jumper wire that originally jumpered the neutral to the equipment frame from the 3-wire configuration. This wire may be reconnected to the frame with the GREEN (ground) wire from the power cord. I hope this helps you. If you still have questions, please let me know.

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