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This should be a 30 amp 4 wire plug for a dryer white to center take off the ground strap from the center white post that bolts to the green ground screw u want to isolate the ground green wire goes to green ground screw, black and red goes to outside screws one left one right

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this is the rule of thumb,white always goes on the middle terminal ,the 2 outside terminal wires it does not matter which side they are on,if you can see the red and black wire on the terminal block then match them up,the green wire gets mounted to the cabinet,you should already have a green wire to the cabinet so remove the screw and put both wires there and your done,let me know how you do-mike

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White to center, red on Right, Black on left, Green goes to case or external ground screw.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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black to left screw on terminal block red to right screw on terminal block green and white to center screw on terminal block screw

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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SOURCE: trying to connect dryer cord

Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.
I don't quite understand what was wired how but the wiring should be as follows:
For a 4 prong plug and matching outlet
1. Black wire on one end terminal of choice.
2. Red wire on remaining end terminal.
3. White wire only, on the center terminal
4. Green wire on the the dryer frame or chassis terminal.

For a 3 prong cord and matching outlet:
1. Black wire on one terminal end of your choice.
2. Red wire on the remaining end terminal.
3. White wire on the center terminal.

Always be certain that the wire in the breaker or fusebox match the wiring of your outlet.

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Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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SOURCE: have a three pronged power cord, need a four pronged power cord

four prong sould be installed as followed, black and red go to eitehr ends( amkes no difference which, white goes to middle and the green wire gets screwed directly to the dryer cabinet itself( usually an existing green screw just outside the connectin box. if there no power after that then check to be sure oyou indded have 220v going to the outlet

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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