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Where can i buy a power cord for this machine. The guy who sold it to me was a bull s*** artist and sold it with no power cord. It has a 3 prong connection. Also how does this hook up to a dvd player. I am recording some old library programs from 40 years ago to DVD for a charity project. Thanks TONY

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You can try a cord from a computer printer. You may be able find one of these at a local thrift store usually has loads of those or one that you can use with your machine.........Thank You for using FixYa.com

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I just bought a frigadaire affinity dryer. Well my plug is a standard plug. Is there any where I can find a plug to have it fight my outlet?


Dryers in the US come in 2 varieties.
A 3 prong and a 4 prong plug.
The 3 prong is older, the 4 prong newer. (The 4 has been made about 10 years)
A hardware store or an appliance store will sell both cords.
If you wish to order it online, you can buy one off of e-bay.
The cords can be switched back and forth from machine to machine.
To find out how, ask "fixya" after you buy the cord that fits your outlet. Be blessed.

Mar 15, 2013 | Dryers

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Can i change a dryer with a 3 prong cord to accomidate a 4 prong outlet..if so, how?


Yes, no problem. here are the pictures. You will need the proper cord.
The first picture is the standard 3 prong, the second is the 4 prong version.



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Apr 14, 2010 | Maytag SDE3606A Electric Dryer

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My GE cycle dryer came without wire to plug in. What right wire do I need to buy and how do I hook up it?


Dryers and Ranges are not sold with power cords. The reason being you may have a 3 prong recepticle (original) or a 4 prong recepticle (new construction or remodel). Check the number of holes in your recepticle and purchase the proper cord. The fact it's high voltage and the connections have to be correct and tight, I suggest you have a qualified appliance service technician or electrician install the cord. At the very least use a reputable handyman.

Dec 30, 2009 | GE 5.8 Cu. Ft. Extra-Large Capacity...

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Need to know if i can switch a power cord 3 prong on a 4 prong machine


Yes, you can convert a 3 prong power cord to a 4 prong. The following link explains how:

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

The main difference is how the neutral (WHITE) wire and the ground (GREEN) wires are connected. In a 4 wire configuration the neutral and ground are independent of each other.

If you have questions, please ask. I hope this helps you.

Aug 02, 2009 | Dryers

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Our dryer has a four plug power cord and the wall socket has only three. Can this be adjusted any way?


Yes buy a three prong dryer cord and replace the four prong cord.The terminal block should be 3 terminal ground in center.

Jun 18, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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How do I change from a 4 prong wire to a 3 prong wire on a kenmore h34t washer


3-Prong or 4-Prong – The Difference:

3-prong color code:

BLACK (HOT – 110-120VAC) – May also be referred to as L1
RED (HOT – 110-120VAC) – May also be referred to as L2
WHITE (NEUTRAL – 0VAC) – Usually grounded to the equipment frame via a jumper wire or metal strap.

4-prong color code:

BLACK (HOT – 110-120VAC) – May also be referred to as L1
RED (HOT – 110-120VAC) – May also be referred to as L2
WHITE (NEUTRAL – 0VAC) – DO NOT ground to equipment frame.
GREEN (GROUND) – Attach to equipment frame.

Which One to Use: According to the National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 250, installations after the year 2000, require the use of a 4-prong plug which incorporates a separate ground and neutral wire. If you currently have a home that uses the 3-prong receptacle and cord, you can continue to use it. You will have to upgrade to a 4-prong configuration, however, if you plan on relocating your current receptacle, or if the internal wires of the receptacle become damaged in any way and require repair.

Converting from 3-prong to 4-prong: Make sure you UNPLUG the appliance prior to any repairs. CAUTION: Voltages dangerous to life are still present even with the appliance turned off and still plugged in. Notably in the area of the terminal block where the power cords are installed. You will need to remove the old cord by following these steps:

1. With the appliance UNPLUGGED, remove the access panel on the back of the unit where the power cord enters.
2. With the cover removed, you will see a terminal block where the power cord is attached. The terminal wires will be colored with the WHITE wire in the middle, and the BLACK and RED wires on either end. NOTE: There should be a green jumper wire or metal bonding strap attached to the NEUTRAL (white) terminal wire.
3. Remove the terminal lugs holding the old power cord wires in place. CAUTION: Use care not to drop any nuts or screws inside the appliance.
4. Remove the bonding strap or ground wire from the Neutral terminal lug. NOTE: If disconnecting a ground wire, make sure you re-attach it to the appliance frame.
5. Loosen the screws on the strain relief connector that holds the power cord in place and remove old power cord. NOTE: If your appliance does not have a strain relief that clamps down and hold the power cord in place, it is highly recommended that you install one. This prevents chaffing of the power cord against the appliance casing, and prevents the terminal wires from being pulled and broken loose. This could pose a potential shock hazard or cause damage to the appliance.
6. Install new power cord by threading it through the strain relief connector and tighten down the screws.
7. Connect the new power cord to the corresponding colors at the terminal block (Black goes to Black, Red goes to Red, White goes to White). The difference is going to be a Green (ground) wire that will connect to the appliance frame. There’s usually a green grounding screw for this. NOTE: If you disconnected a green grounding strap in Step 4., you can connect these two wires at the same point.
8. Re-install access cover. Turn off the service breaker to the appliance PRIOR to plugging it back in. With the breaker in the off position, plug the appliance in, and THEN turn the breaker on. In the event, something was wired incorrectly, it is far better to have your hands away from the receptacle and controlled from a distance. Safety first.

These steps will work for nearly all appliances that require a 220-240VAC power cord conversion. The power cords are usually rated at 250VAC, 30 amps, and are carried by any hardware store or appliance parts retailer.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

1. If you desire to convert an appliance from a 4-prong to a 3-prong, make sure you reconnect the bonding strap and/or ground wire to the Neutral (white) wire at the terminal block.
2. On some newer appliances, it is REQUIRED that you use a 4-prong plug in order for the timer or clock circuits to function properly due to the way they are configured. Refer to your owner’s manual for the correct recommendation. Even if you currently have a 3-prong receptacle, you still may be required to upgrade to a 4-prong if you encounter this situation.
3. In many circumstances, new appliances are NOT sold with the power cord due to the various power configurations in homes. Always refer to the contents description on the shipping container the appliance comes with to see what additional items or tools may be required for installation.

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Mar 31, 2009 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE4t Front Load Washer

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I have a 4 prong power cord coming out of my Kenmore dryer and I have a 3 prong power outlet in my wall. Can I replace the 4 prong cord with a 3 prong cord, and if so, how?


Purchase a 3 prong cord at a home improvement center. and replace your 4 prong cord. all you need is a screwdriver.

May 02, 2008 | Dryers

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Need help with plug for kenmore elite he quiet pak dryer


if she went from a 4 prong cord to 3 prong cord the only difference is a extra green ground wire... black and red to the out side screws and the white in the middle... not sure what your calling a converter... unless the changeing of the cord.. 4 prong are mostly in trailers here in florida

Aug 25, 2007 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3 Front Load Washer

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