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Kenmore dryer plug does not fit

I just bought a kenmore 80 series dryer from another person and the plug will not fit the size outlet i have...anyone know what i need to do it get another plug?

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  • brummboys Feb 26, 2009

    so do i go and but a new cord at a store? or do i need to call the very expensive electrical man?!

  • brummboys Feb 26, 2009

    went and got a 3 prong cord rather than the 4 prong cord that was attached when we bought it. trying to see if it works now.... lets all cross our fingers!

  • brummboys Feb 26, 2009

    that did it!! it works! very simple to fix when you know what you are doing.

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Probably a 220V machine and you have a 110 outlet. Or Vice-Versa.

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  • ntfd67 Feb 26, 2009

    First verify that is the case. Is the plug on the new machine one that can be plugged into a normal outlet or is it larger with much larger contacts?

  • ntfd67 Feb 26, 2009

    If the cord on the new machine is a typical plug like on a refridgerator then just plug it in to any normal household outlet. If it is the larger type with large contacts, it is a 220 plug and an electrician is needed (or at least someone who knows what they are doing) to install the appropriate plug for you. Hope this helped.

  • ntfd67 Feb 26, 2009

    Glad it worked out 4 u.

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