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Correctyly wiring power supply to Kenmore dryer

My friend tried to connect a power cord to a dryer he had in his house. When he plugged the cord in there was a loud pop and a spark. I noticed one of the wires was not connected. I need to know where the leads on the power cord should be connected in order for the dryer to be operational. The dryer is a Kenmore. The model number is 86673100.

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    changing the power cord from a 3 prong to 4 prong need to know where the 4 wires go

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Need to know how to connect 4 wire power. There is a 3 wire cord connected now.

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A three wire pigtail is connected thusly. The two outer wires go to the two outer terminals on the dryer, the center lead goes to the center of the dryer terminal block. If its a four wire pigtail, the outer leads go to the two outer terminals on the dryer, the white goes to the center terminal. The jumper strap on the center is removed and the green goes to chassis ground.

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