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Switching a maytag atlantis mde7600ayw from a 4 prong cord to a 3 prong cord

At my old house the wiring was set for 4 prong, we moved and this house is set for a 3 prong cord. we removed the old cord and now cannot figure out how to re-wire the dryer. from the dryer i have a white cord that i do not know where it goes because it was originally with the grounding wire on the 4 prong system. any help is appreciated, i thought i had it figured out but as soon as i started the dryer it started to smell like something was burning. I can post pictures as well. Thanks!

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Here is a tip that will help you with changing your dryer plug. Dryer Cord and Wiring Dryer 3 Wire or 4 Wire



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