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Wiring diagram? I have a ge motor Model # G553 5KH45CR365. 115v 1725 rpm. there are four different wires coming off a terminal block. #1 is White size 12 guage, #2 is Red size 12 guage, # 4 is blue 16 guage & #5 is white 16 guage. Question are the two larger wires the White and Red are they the power leads? and where are the other two wires go?

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They ain't power leads. They carry heat element current from the cent sw when the motor is running.

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4 wires-- Green (ground) Red (Line 1) White (Nutral) Black (Line 2).

You have a terminal block on the back of the dryer that has only space for three wires. The Red and Black go on the out side two posts or screws (does not matter which is on the right or left). The White wire goes in the center. The forth and final wire is the Green which should go under a ground screw located near the terminal block. This screw is usually indicated by the ground symbol which is three horizontal lines that decrease in size as the go down. If there is a copper "bridge" from the center of the terminal block to the ground screw remove and discard.

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

In a 3-wire configuration Neutral (WHITE) and Ground (GREEN or BARE COPPER) are terminated TOGETHER at the terminal block via a ground strap.

In a 4-wire configuration these two wires are independent of each other are NOT terminated together.

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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