Question about General Electric Dryers
I moved into a new house with a 4 prong wall plug for the dryer, my dryer has a 3 prong plug
Any hardware store will sell you the power cable you need and will explain how it connects to your dryer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The following link explains the wiring scheme for 3 and 4 prong power cords. I know the instructions are for converting from a 3 to a 4 prong, but if you look under the "Additional Notes" section it explains how to convert back to a 3-prong if you are currently using a 4-prong.
I hope this helps you. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
SOURCE: I have a kenmore dryer
You will need to purchase a 4-prong power cord and convert the appliance to meet the needs of the wall receptacle. This is a requirement of the National Electric Code in homes that have the 4-prong receptacle. The following link explains how to convert your dryer cord from a 3-prong to a 4-prong:
These rules apply to the conversion of electric ranges, as well. Read through the link thoroughly and let me know if you have questions. If you require additional assistance, please let me know before you rate the solution. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: Elkectric dryer won't start
to put it kindly depending on way you connected wires unit could be damaged,replace pigtail with three wire and outlet to original.outlet wires should be black,red and white. turn breaker off attach white to middle and red,black to sides,"either side is fine".Attach dryer pigtail in same manner with white on white and if plug in and turn breaker on.If there is no operation at this point dryer possibly damaged from previous wiring.Just remember be safe when working with electrical and ask before trying to change things that aren't the same.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
The center wire on your new cord is the neutral put it on the center terminal on terminal block the two outside wires are your hot wires put them one on each side of the center one.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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Do NOT try and change the receptacle please. It is dangerous and we do not want anyone getting hurt. In your case, it would be better to put a 3 prong cord on the dryer. Overall you could call an electrician to install the 4 prong receptacle, which will require new 4 conductor wire as well and run to the breaker box. Get a flat style 3 prong dryer cord and we'll tell you how to install it. Unless you call an electrician. ;-) If this helps you, please rate my answer. Thank you.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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