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I have a kenmore dryer model 11060212990, and the plug has three prongs, but the wall socket is a four prong. what do i need to do?

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You will need to purchase a 4-prong power cord and convert the appliance to meet the needs of the wall receptacle. This is a requirement of the National Electric Code in homes that have the 4-prong receptacle. The following link explains how to convert your dryer cord from a 3-prong to a 4-prong:

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

These rules apply to the conversion of electric ranges, as well. Read through the link thoroughly and let me know if you have questions. If you require additional assistance, please let me know before you rate the solution. I hope this helps you.

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