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Can I replace the plug *only* on a Whirlpool Super Capacity 465 range with a 3-prong plug?

I believe I need a copper strap to ground from the neutral wire on the back of the range to the frame, but I want to know if it's OK to just do that and leave the green ground wire connected to nothing on both ends. And then, can I just buy a copper grounding strap at Lowe's and attach it to the neutral wire and frame anywhere?

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There should be a short metal strap or the center lug itself connected to the body of the range from factory you only need a four wire cord if you are in a modular or mobile home then connect green wire to any screw on range body itself such as at large wire clamp where cord enters body of appliance

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Can I replace the plug *only* on this range with a 3-prong plug? I believe I need a copper strap to ground from the neutral wire on the back of the range to the frame, but I want to know if it's OK to

When you buy a new appliance that needs a cord, usually the screw that connects the neutral (white wire) is bridge with the cabinet or ground,with a piece of copper, that should be removed when you are going to install a 4 prong cord and the green from the cord goes to ground or chassis.
Neutral and ground have the same potential in normal condition.
Since 4 prong is safer than 3 prong, and is required to meet code,
I suggest replacing the female plug for a 4 prong instead.

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Can I replace the plug *only* on this range with a 3-prong plug? I believe I need a copper strap to ground from the neutral wire on the back of the range to the frame, but I want to know if it's OK to just...

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These two pictures illustrate the power wiring on a the terminal of an electric dryer. The one on top/left is the old-style three-wire configuration. Most people have this type in their homes. New code changes, though, require that dryers now have a four-wire cord, shown on the bottom/right.
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