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Is there an adapter for a 4-prong plug to fit a 3-prong 220

Have a 4-prong electrical plug, and is there an adapter to make it fit a 3-prong 200 outlet in the wall? I know the dryer plug can be changed, but is it safe for my 1 yr old Maytag dryer to use a 3-prong instead of a 4. If I do not have to change the plug, would prefer to use some kind of adapter between the dryer and the 220 outlet.

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They dont sell adapters like that..you have to change the cord and it wont hurt the dryer at all

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