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HELP PLEase I bought my wells fryer used and when i got it the ends were cut off, i went to lowes to purchase a new plug in, and it has only 2 hot wire connections and a ground wire, my fryer has 3 black and one green wire can someone help me with how to connect my plug ins? thanks

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Hello. Here is the link to your units manual, page 3, 7, and 13 tell most of the specs, page 13 has a part number, and specifications for the proper cord.

http://www.wells-mfg.com/~WELLS/WELLS%20LIBRARY/Wells%20OpM/301(b)%20307588%20OpM%20CT%20Std%20Fryer.pdf

Lowes probably does not have that high an amperage plug first of all, find an electrical supply house, or have an electrician get it and install it for you. You may actually have a 3 phase unit, but it does not specify that unit as being set for 3 phase, older units from a certain restaurant were though. If you want to find the terminal block, remove the pot, and then remove the inside rear cover, once removed you should find the terminal block inside, your wiring for the cord should go here ( a wiring diagram ).

http://www.wells-mfg.com/~WELLS/WELLS%20LIBRARY/Wells%20Wir%20Diag/307309.pdf

Hope this helped, and thank you.
If you need more help, ask me.

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