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Kenmore series electric dryer need to replace 3 prong w/4 prong

We bought a used Kenmore series 90 electric dryer and when we returned home we found it had a 3 prong plug. Our electric outlet requires a 4 promg plug. We purchased a 4 prong wire and found no indtructions on how to wire the 4 wire cord to the 3 recepticals on dryer. How is this done?

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    same as above only my kenmore 90 series needs a four prong to three prong conversion... how do I hook up the three prong cord to the back of this thing?

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The following link explains how to convert a 3-prong appliance cord to a 4-prong and vice-versa:

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

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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    Jeff Rockwell Feb 27, 2009

    Converting from a 4-prong back to a 3-prong is located under the Additional Notes section of the link I provided.

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    Jeff Rockwell Feb 27, 2009

    Performing any kind of electrical maintenance (i.e., installing electrical outlets) should only be accomplished by a certified electrician. The easier option, and probablt least expensive, would be to replace the power cord. The average price is $10-$15.

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    Jeff Rockwell Feb 27, 2009

    FYI: To clarify, here's the difference between between the two types of power cords:



    1. 4-prong - does NOT use a double ground. There are two HOT leads, a NEUTRAL and a single GROUND.

    2. 3-prong - has two HOT leads and a NEUTRAL (which gets grounded to the equipment chassis).

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You need to get a 3 prong outlet. 3wires on the dryer means 3 prong outlet. FYI 4 prong outlets and cords is for a double grond. Change your outlet to the 3 prong and your on your way Good Luck

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