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Changing power cord from 4 to 3 prong

I need to switch cords from my old dryer to the new one. The newer one was not confusing in it's 4 cord setup...but pulling the back off of my Maytag, the 3 cords look like they hook up just the opposite. In addition, I think what may be the hot cord has a black wire hooking up to the hot main wire. I assume that is hot but it is an opposite hookup of the newer model. The left wire has a light blue wire going to it. I am confused on this one. Can you assist me...thanks. Steve

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  • pederson12 Apr 13, 2009

    As you can tell I am a novice....I thought the cord switch would be the easiest but I can take a look at the receptacle and see what it takes to switch it out. Thanks Mobileman....much appreciated.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster May 11, 2010

    If you are not sure why don't you just upgrade your receptacle to fit the new 4 prong cord?

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Hi,

See this link and read the article carefully - if your dryer already has a 4 wire cord, it should be replaced with same type.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Electrical-Wiring-Home-1734/replacing-power-cord-dryer.htm

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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