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How to change dryer from 3 prong to a 4 prong

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SOURCE: 4 prong dryer cord to 3 prong dryer cord

YES NEUTRAL GOES IN THE MIDDLE L1 AND L2 WHICH ARE HOT GO TO THE LEFT AND TO THE RIGHT LIKE THE CORD IS LAID OUT

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: changing cord from 3 prong to 4 prong on frigidaire dryer

The following link explains how to convert your appliance from a 3-prong to a 4-prong power cord:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

I hope this helps you. Let me know if you still have questions.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Is there an adapter for a 4-prong plug to fit a 3-prong 220

they dont sell adapters like that..you have to change the cord and it wont hurt the dryer at all

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: front loader whirlpool dryer (04') 3-prong cord; 4-prong outlet..

No..you need to replace your 3-prong power cord with a new 4-prong power cord. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

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

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SOURCE: need to change power cord on maytag dryer from 3 prong to 4

Always disconnect electricity before beginning this process.

All the 4 wire cords I have seen are color-coded. The white wire goes to the middle terminal, the green wire goes to any screw you can reach that goes into the metal case of the dyer. The red and black go to the outside terminals of the block and while it doesn't matter which color goes to which terminal I usually follow the color code of the interior dryer wiring that already exists. Good Luck.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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