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Dryer electric cord

I recently purchased a used Frigidaire dryer (very good condition), but the owner retained the cord for his new dryer. He told me that I would need a 3 prong cord to replace it. An electrician came in the house to give a bid on installing a 220 outlet for the dryer (we don't have one yet) and he feels that I need a 4 prong cord. How do I determine which cord is the correct one (3 or 4)? Sorry, I don't have the model number with me, but could get it if necessary.

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Re: Dryer electric cord

The national electrical code requires the installation of a four wire system for ALL 240 volt equipment. He will be putting in a four wire dryer receptacle. The pigtail you'll need will be a standard four wire pigtail. The way it is connected is: the red and black go to the two outermost terminals, the white goes to the center terminal and the green goes to a good chassis ground point. If there is a jumper strap from the center terminal to the chassis ground point it must be removed.

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