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Amana dryer, changing out the electrical plug from 3 to 4 prong

The plug is color coded and the dryer connection is not. Don't know where to connect the green, red, white and black wires.

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  • dswilson5197 Jan 27, 2009

    the screws and wires on the machine are not color coded and the ground is already connect from the circuit.

  • dswilson5197 Jan 27, 2009

    And is the green the ground. I only have three screws where the old plug came off of.

  • dswilson5197 Jan 29, 2009

    Thank you. I will try to hook it up, but am still confused if I can connect the green (ground) on the cord to the ground on the machine and leave the ground off the circuit connected, meaning I would have both wires connected to the ground.

  • dswilson5197 Feb 03, 2009

    I can't thank you enough for the help. I got the cord on the dryer and everything is working good. I will highly recommend you to others should the need arise.



    Thanks again,

    Di

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For example; Green wire goes to green screw on machine. White in the middle, red on left, black on right. (observed small color coded wires connecting in back-ground as well.)

In general, each color should match. Meaning, white with white.


Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • Maintunivers Jan 29, 2009

    Yes; Green is the ground. White is the Neutral, Black is the "Hot / 110v" wire and Red is the "Hot / 110v" wire

  • Maintunivers Jan 30, 2009










    Above is a pic of a 3 wire set-up and a 4 wire setup going into the dryer. This should help you; did I fix ya?



    -C

    Fremont, CA

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mikedurland
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SOURCE: I have to change the

  • green = ground (attach directly to the case, should be a green painted screw near the opening
  • red = hot 110v connect to the red on the dryer
  • black = hot 110v connect to the black on the dryer
  • white = neutral connects to the blue (only if the blue is in the middle)
  • neutral is always in the middle with a hot wire on either side of it.
  • also make sure all the connections are tight
let me know if you need more help Mike

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Greg20
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SOURCE: What colors on electrical cord go with what screw on dryer?

black on first screw/white on middle screw/red on third screw/green to the screw on case that says grnd.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

jsrock516
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SOURCE: I need to change the dryer power cord on my Amana

The two wires on either side of the power cord are your HOT leads. They are the voltage carrying conductors. These two wires will connect to the terminal block on the RED and BLACK wires. The middle wire is NEUTRAL and goes to the WHITE wire at the terminal block. Now...with a 3-wire configuration you will need to connect a grounding strap to the neutral wire and ground it to the grounding lug of the appliance. The following link explains:

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

The main difference between 3 and 4 wire configuration is how the neutral and ground wires are installed. In a four wire configuration these two are independent of each other. In a 3 wire configuration ground and neutral are connected together.

If you have any questions about this repair, please ask me. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I am changing the 3 prong electric cord on my GE

ground the green wire to the frame of the drier.

trust me on this

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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