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I need to convert a four prong into a three prong cord, I have the three prong cord allready, but it's not color coerdinated (sp) what do I do?

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Hi, The 3 prong cord should be set up with the ground wire in the middle and the lead wires on the outside. It will hook up that way.
Just make sure you put the middle ground wire on the middle post of the block and the outside wires go on the putside post. It doesn't matter witch side.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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If you have an Electric Oven, Range, or Cooktop and need to change the style of cord that you have on the appliance or if you just need to install a cord on a new cooking appliance, you may have questions about where the wires need to go. This tip will help you to figure these questions out.

Remember to ALWAYS make sure that all power is disconnected BEFORE beginning your work!!

On the back, underneath, or on the side, of your range or oven will be a cover plate that will have the wiring connection lugs behind it. A screw or two will need to be removed to expose the connection point. Always remember to reinstall the cover after you have finished your connections.

If you have a 3 wire cord the plug will look something like this.

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You will have a red wire, a white wire, and a black wire, on the other end from the plug.
The black and red wires will go on the two ends to the matching colors. The white wire will go in the center. If you have a bonding strap make sure that you jumper that from the center lug to the frame of the dryer. If you do not have a bonding strap, then make sure to make one out of #10 ga. or larger wire and a couple of crimp rings. Green wire is preferable.

The connection will look something like this.

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If you have a four wire cord the plug will look like this

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Here again, you will have the red, white, and black wires. This cord will also have a green wire. This wire gets connected directly to the frame of the appliance. With this cord, you do not need the bonding strap or wire. If you are converting from a 3 wire to a 4 wire then remove the old bonding strap if there is one there.

This connection will look something like this.

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When converting from a 3 wire to a 4 wire you just REMOVE the bonding strap or wire and hook the green wire to the frame. If you are converting from a 4 wire to a 3 wire then you ADD the bonding strap or wire. It gets hooked from the center lug to the frame.

Always make sure that the outlet that you are plugging into is wired correctly also. The black and red are each 110 volt legs that have a voltage of 220 volts across them. The black and the red wires need to be wired to a double pole circuit breaker of the required amperage. The wiring needs to be large enough to support the breaker size that you use and the requirements of the appliance. For 30 amps. use 10 ga. wire, for 40 amps use 8 ga. wire and for 50 amps. use 6 ga. wire. The white or neutral wire goes to the neutral bar in the power panel and the green wire goes to the ground bar in the power panel.

By following this tip you should be able to hookup a new appliance or convert your existing appliance cord. Recheck all your connections before turning the power back on to the appliance.


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I am replacing a 4 prong cord which is red, white, black, green with a 3 prong all black cord. My stove is a Maytag which was originally wired with a 4 prong pigtail for use in a trailer. I want to replace...


Okay, without knowing everything I would need to know; here's what I propose you do. First of all, are you exchanging the same wire size cord (eg. #12 stranded wire for 20 amp, and #10 for 30 amp, #8 wire for 40 amp,  # 6 for 50 amp, and so on) for the same application (ie. 30 amp for dryer, and 50 amp for range, etc.) ?  Let's say you are, so what you want to do is take the 4 prong off (one by one), and write down the configuration and color, as you take off each wire. And then you're going to apply this to your 3-prong plug. So, without seeing the plug and its application - I'm going to explain to you how to wire this. First, put the black (hot leg) wire will go on one of the straight prongs - and the red (the other hot leg) wire will go on the other straight prong. Now cut the white wire down to about an inch, so it can fit into the plug when you're putting the cap back on. And remember to tape this white wire with electrical tape. This is for many reasons, but its basically for safety. Now, the remaining wire (green) goes to the right-angled prong - which is your ground wire. Now your wired for 240 volts, and depending on the size of the wire - your wire size shall be in accordance with the amperage that I explained earlier. Now make sure that your power is off at the panel before you plug this oven plug into the wall. Then, turn the breaker on, then off. If everything seems okay, plug the cord into the wall (with the oven off) - and then turn the breaker back on. Then proceed to turn your oven on from there, and then if everything checks out okay, then your good to go. Good Luck with this, and I hope this works out for you. If not, feel free to contact me again. - Jim

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the original wiring probably had a red, white, black, and green wire. It is 240 volts. The red is hot, carrying one leg of 120 volts. The black is also hot, carrying 120 volts. The white is neutral, and the green is the ground.

I am against altering this, but you can wire the red and black each to a hot leg, and wire the white and green to the bottom ground. This then introduces a ground wire to your neutral bar in the circuit panel, which is not the best way to do it, but will work.

Best to get an electrician to wire a 4 wire cable to a four prong outlet, and then use a four wire pigtail with a 4 pronged plug.

Lots of people modify it, they ground the green wire to the stove, where the wire originates,and to the box with the outlet in it where it hooks onto the plug if it is metal. Then you have a part ground. And that is assuming you have a cable with wires sticking out to wire to a plug.

Boils down to your decision. If the above isn't the case, get a four pronged outlet and wire the red and black to the top two prongs, the white to the neutral, and the green to the metal box it sits in.

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If you can plug a small appliance into that outlet then the outlet is only 110 volts and you need an electrician to run a new 220 line!!!!!!
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If you are not sure what you are doing get a professional to help you!
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