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Electric Dryer I have a fairly new LG dryer with a 4-prong plug. I am moving into an older house that has a 4-prong outlet. 1. Is it better to change the dryer cord to a three-prong or the outlet to a 4-prong? 2. If I change to a 3-prong cord on the dryer will it have any adverse effect on the electronic portions of the dryer? (I am asking because of this article: "The four prong standard came about because so many manufacturers were adding things like clocks to their appliances. The standard 220v circuit does not require a neutral, just the two hot legs and a ground. To run 110v accessories built into the appliance, one of the hot legs is tapped, and the fourth leg of the plug, the neutral, is used to make a local 110v circuit. If your new dryer has any electrical accessories (the new Neptune series with all the fancy digital panels come to mind) then your dryer may require a 110v circuit. Without the neutral connected, you would be powering this circuit through the ground, which is a very hazardous situation." Thanks, Dave

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No, No, No. The 4th leg is just the ground

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If your dryer came with a 4-prong plug, do not change it. For the very reasons you quoted with the article, you may screw up the 110v accessories required of your appliance (like the clock or digital display). It is best to change the household outlet to a 4-prong type. Just make sure your wiring is correct. You will need a neutral on the 4th leg, which means you will probably have to run new wiring from the outlet to the distribution panel.

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