Question about Whirlpool Inglis IP8200 Dryer
There are 4 wires for a reason. The heaters require 220 volts and the white wire helps give 120 volts to the motor and control circuits. Altering these without any knowledge of electricity results in the control circuit and or the motor blowing up. Here in Canada and USA anyways
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
No..you need to replace your 3-prong power cord with a new 4-prong power cord. The following link explains how:
It is a requirement that newer homes have the 4-wire outlet configuration. If your home came with this style outlet, you must update the appliance to be within the National Electrical Code specifications.
The main difference is the way the Neutral (WHITE) wire and the Ground (GREEN) wire is installed. The neutral and ground are independent of each other in a 4-wire configuration. Simply put: Ground the green wire to the equipment cabinet or ground lug. Remove any grounding strap that is on the terminal block for the neutral wire. The instructions I provided will explain this.
If you have any questions, please ask. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
A 4-prong dryer cord means your dryer requires 240 volts, and will not work with a normal 120V household outlet.
Is your existing outlet a normal outlet like every other one in your house, or is it three holes in an unusual pattern?
If you want to get technical, I'm guessing that your dryer cord is a NEMA-14 (see the picture to the right for examples of NEMA-14-30 and 14-50 plug patterns)
I'm also guessing that the outlet is a NEMA-5 outlet.
If either of my guesses are wrong, let me know what picture/description best fits your cord/outlet and I'll try to help as best I can.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
*First ; before starting unplug unit or shut off breaker.
you should be able to match up color for color on your dryer, the fourth wire, green (ground) screws to the chassis, or cabinet. if your wires aren't coded as you say, it is red, white and black, left to right. see picture I've supplied.
hope that helps
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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