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Ground wire I am changing out a replacent cord for my Admiral super capacity dryer.The ground wire goes to a green screw. There are two choices,on the left is a green screw with a skinny yellow and green wire. On the right is a green screw with a white wire. Which screw is it? OR do I just put the green

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The ground wire needs to be attached to the dryer frame, either screw will work

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