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Ca't remove green ground screw on dryer

I am replacing the 3 prong cord with a 4 prong cord on my Dryer. I have placed the red, white an black wires in the right places but, I am having difficulty removing the green ground screw so that I can place the green ground wire under it. Can I place the green wire somewhere else or does it have to go under the green screw.

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The green wire from the cord connects to the frame of the dryer. If you make some other connection, be sure it is to the frame, not some othe part.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

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    Roxy Mama Mar 23, 2014

    Thanks Tom. When you say frame, what does that include? Does it have to be near the other wires? Can I just attach it with a screw to any of the the metal parts?

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this is the rule of thumb,white always goes on the middle terminal ,the 2 outside terminal wires it does not matter which side they are on,if you can see the red and black wire on the terminal block then match them up,the green wire gets mounted to the cabinet,you should already have a green wire to the cabinet so remove the screw and put both wires there and your done,let me know how you do-mike

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green is ground, white is netural. red and black are L1 and L2
or in other words on the dryer there is a 3 screw holder red and black go on the outer ones white goes in the middle and green goes to the cabinet of the dryer

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WARNING! I believe you want to replace a 110V-120V plug with a 220V. Don't do it until you know for sure. Sounds dangerous! Not an expert, just some free advice from a novice.

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SOURCE: how do u change a frigidaire 3 prong wire to a 4

red&green-black are the 2 hot power phases and they hook to L1 & L2 either way polarity not an issue...then the white is the neutral terminal and goes to the center terminal or N terminal....then green is still your metal case safety ground wire

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Hi tclark6054...

Go to this webpage and see a picture of how to wire your dryer, this should solve your problem...
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http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switch-outlet/dryer-circuit-wiring-and-hookup.php

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