Question about Dryers
There is a green and yellow wire coming from the dryer connected to the green screw. do I leave it there or do I need to connect it to the white wire directly or run another wire from the green screw to the white wire. Thank You
When replacing a 4 prong cord with a 3 prong cord you put black and red wires to the outside posts of your terminal block. The white wire from your three prong dryer cord goes to the center of your terminal block. The yellow and green wire from the dryer go together and attach to the cabinet ground.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
HI thanks for your question. the red to red black to black white to white green goes to the fram of the dryer. thanks hope i was helpful. please rate my answer.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
For example; Green wire goes to green screw on machine. White in the middle, red on left, black on right. (observed small color coded wires connecting in back-ground as well.)
In general, each color should match. Meaning, white with white.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
Yeah, red and black go to the outside terminals, white in the center and green goes to the cabinet. What I do is hook up the red, white and black, then I place the green between the terminal block cover and the frame and screw it in tight.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
Under the new Codes...all dryers (and stoves/ovens) must now be 4 wire....having a seperate neutral and ground wire in NEW construction. In decades past, the neutral was allowed to serve as both - the neutral and ground - typically by means of a solid metal strap or wire strap that bonded that connection to the metal frame of the dryer. This sounds as if it is the case in your existing dryer...which was typical.
But...the old arrangement wasn't always reliable...and a seperate dedicated ground provides a greater safety path in the event of a fault inside the dryer (lowering the chance the user may get a shock when touching the frame of the dryer).
To modify your existing 3 prong dryer over to 4....you'll need to remove the 3 wire - disconnect the ground strap (or wire) that bonds the neutral to the frame of the dryer...and install your 4 wire so that you'll have (from left to right) one hot, one neutral, one hot connection...and connect the ground directly to he frame of the dryer (there is usually a green screw near the dryer connection block for this ground)
For more on this - with an illustration, see:
When done properly, you can test for correct wiring and connection with an ohm-meter (continuity check)...by checking for continuity from the ground prong on the plug to the frame of the dryer...you should see continuity. Then check for continuity from the neutral prong on the plug to the frame...you should NOT see continuity....nor should you see any continuity between the neutral connection at the wiring block to the metal frame.
The whole purpose of the Code change to the 4 wire is to seperate the neutral from ground to provide additional safety for the user.
Hope this helps,....
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
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