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What colors on electrical cord go with what screw on dryer?

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Dryer has: Left to Right:
1st screw: 2 Blue wires
2nd screw: 2 white wires
3rd screw: 1 yellow and 1 black wires

Electrical cord has wires colored:
Black, Green, White, Red

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Black on first screw/white on middle screw/red on third screw/green to the screw on case that says grnd.

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Yes, here you go.
You should have 3 or 4 wires on/in the electric wire from the socket to the back of the dryer.
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If you have a 4 wire cord, you will have another wire, maybe blue or green.
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Where do the wires go for the power cord in the rear of the dryer? there is no color code.

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black far left
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red and black go to the outer sides. white always goes in the middle and green just screws into the cabinet. so I would connect black to black white toi white and the blue to red and green to the cabinet

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