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3 prong to 4 prong cord

I just changed the 3 prong to the 4 prong cord in my stackable Kenmore laundry unit, but the the coats of the wires (the colored coats) recessed a little and now the actual wires are showing a little.
Also, the strain relief piece that came with the cord does not fit at all. Should I worry about both issues and call a professional, of am I ok?

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The bare wires are not a good thing when it comes to electric, you should either remove the plug and restrip the wires to fit or consult a pro to do this for you

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