Question about Dryers
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 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?
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.
Posted on Dec 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the green wire will attach to the dryer cabinet. The white wire will attach to the middle and the other two(red& black) will attach to the outside of the terminal block.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
It would be a better and safer idea to change the receptacle from a three prong to a four prong. You would also be in compliance with the electrical code. That being said, here is the info you will need to go either way.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
I have a Maytage Gas Dryer Model SDG515DAWW that Starts up fine but once it heats up ahd the gas shuts off the first time it will not come back on. The blower keeps running but no heat
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
you nead to remove the green wire from the interior and tape it off.the whole point of the four-wire cord is to separate the ground from neutral,the green wire on the cord is attached to the cabinet.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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