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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There should be a ground bonding ******** the Neutral (White) wire at the terminal block for 3-prong configuration. The following link explains:
Read through the information, thoroughly. Instructions on how to convert from 4 to 3 prong are mentioned in the "Additional Notes" section. If you have questions, or require addtional assistance please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
IF you find that you have only a 3 wire feed for this dryer (and the
reason for the 3 prong receptacle)...then you can not properly install
a 4 prong dryer cord to it. You now have 2 choices....either rewire
(assuming that it is a 3 wire supply) the entire run from the dryer
breaker to the outlet location with 4 wire (typically a run of 8/3 with
ground having a black, red, white and bare ground)and install a 4 prong
dryer receptacle to match the configuration of the new dryers
cord.....OR - you can remove the 4 wire cord and replace it with a 3
wire cord....re-using the ground strap - IF it is still in place.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
SOURCE: Change a 3 prong plug to 4 prong
Is it an electric dryer or gas dryer? If it's a 120 volt gas dryer, then no, you need to keep it on a 3 prong cord. If it's an electric dryer, then yes it is possible to install a four prong plug onto it. Although it isn't recommended.
The main thing you need to know is which wire is ground. From the machine, it should be the green wire. On the plug, there should be on prong that is slightly longer than the other 3. The ground has to be the first one in the wall receptacle and the last one out. So the slightly longer one is where the green ground wire needs to be wired in. The other two wires are both power so it doesn't really matter which prong you wire those wires at.
Once again I'll remind you that it isn't recommended to convert 3 to 4 prongs like that. Just be careful and make sure you aren't touching any live wires.
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Maytag dryer
If you are only getting 120v to the dryer, you still have a breaker tripped. It should be right next to the single pole 30. It takes 2 breakers to get the 240v you need to run the dryer. Try resetting another breaker expecially the ones marked 30amp. You do need to get a double pole breaker installed even for safety reasons.
Posted on Apr 12, 2011
Testimonial: "Changed the breaker to a double pole and works fine."
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