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I don't have the same plug as the one on my kenmore 70 dryer

I'm not s good describer of things, but the plug in the wall and the plug to from the dryer are not the same.  The one in the wall is 3 pronged the one out of the dryer is 4 pronged.  Is there a convertor I can buy?

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No you have to change the plug, the reason for the 4 prong is for extra safety is has a 4 wire going to it the 3 only has 3 wires, best choice is to change the outlet, then you can delete one of the extra ground wires

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Hi, You can either change the outlet or change the cord. Easiest would be to get a new caord. Make sure you get the right one. There are two different ground posts.
One is straight and one is L shaped.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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What kind of plug do i need


Hello Chemille8314,

To determine what kind of plug you will need for the Dryer in question I need to know a few things. Is it an electric or gas dryer? What kind of receptacle do you have a 3 or 4 prong? On the front of the receptacle is will tell you what it is rated for 30 amp, 40 amp, 50 amp. You will need to find all of this out before any one can help you.

Post the answers back to this thread and I will let you know what you are going to need.

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How do you change a 4 prong dryer plug down to a 3 prong power plug


Today's newer electric dryers now use a 4 prong plug. If you try to relegate your new dryer to the old 3 prong hook-up that you currently have in your house, you will have issues with your dryer. Instead, I recommend you update your house's wall receptacle to the newer 4 prong terminal and keep that new dryer warranty intact. Douglas

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Is it an electric dryer or gas dryer? If it's a 120 volt gas dryer, then no, you need to keep it on a 3 prong cord. If it's an electric dryer, then yes it is possible to install a four prong plug onto it. Although it isn't recommended.
The main thing you need to know is which wire is ground. From the machine, it should be the green wire. On the plug, there should be on prong that is slightly longer than the other 3. The ground has to be the first one in the wall receptacle and the last one out. So the slightly longer one is where the green ground wire needs to be wired in. The other two wires are both power so it doesn't really matter which prong you wire those wires at.
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Our whirlpool Duet dryer has three prong plug and home has four prong outlet. Do we change the cord or the outlet?


You should change the plug at the wall. From your description, your dryer plug has two hot wires and a ground.

Your existing plug probably has 4 wires to it - two hots (120 volts each), a neutral (white), and a ground (green). The two hots are probably black or black and some other color.

You will need to match the plug on your dryer cord with the plug at the wall. The type of plug required should be described in your owner's manual. If you don't have that, then take a digital picture of the plug on the cord of your dryer and bring it to your local hardware or home improvement store. They should be able to match the companion wall plug for you.

Make sure the power is off (important). Remove the existing wall plug. When you wire it back up - this time with only three wires, connect the two hots (black and some other color) to the two hot prongs (terminals) and the green wire to the ground prong. Put a wire nut on the end of the white wire and tuck it back into the connection box. That's it. Turn the power back on and test for proper voltage and wiring configuration at the wall plug before you plug the dryer back in.

If you aren't familiar or comfortable with working on electrical apparatus, you should have a licensed electrician do this work for you. This solution also assumes you are in the USA.

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the green wire will attach to the dryer cabinet. The white wire will attach to the middle and the other two(red& black) will attach to the outside of the terminal block.

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If you are using an elctric ( not a gas) dryer then never try to plug the power cord of that drywr into a 220VAC wall receptacle. It isn't rated for the appropriate current that the dryer requires..However if yiou have a dryer that operates the contro system and is NOT a Gas dryer than you will need the proper plug end that matches the receptacle on your wall. Most harware stores should carry the right plug. I do not know what country you wrote your problem from and there are different power grids throughout. In general though, if you do have the right plug that matches your wall receptacle and it has 3 prongs... the two side prongs are normally the power and the disimilar prong is ground.. Can't help you with any additional details without knowing what you are confronted with..

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Is the receptacle in the wall a four prong or three prong. You will have to match the cord on the dryer to the wall recepticle. If the wall is four prong the dryer cord has to be a four prong. The green wire with the yellow line, that is on the end of the dryer cord, is a cabinet ground and should be attached to the cabinet of the dryer and making good contact. The other three wires on the end of the dyrer cord attach to the terminal block.

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