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We recently bought a Samsung dv400 dryer. We bought the 3 wire cord (they were out of 4 wire). Anyway, we can't get it to power on. The second (smaller) green ground wire is not in any manuals or pictures do I'm not sure if it's right. Please see picture below and let me know if this is wrong our if we bought a dud. Also, I know the terminals are not screwed in in the photo, obviously they were when we tried it.

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I would think that the small wire is a control wire as looking to small to be earth does the three core goto plug?

Posted on Dec 13, 2014

  • Rebekah High Dec 13, 2014

    It's a the prong plug as well.

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doesn't matter both are 110v lines but if you want look up to top screw connections the wires coming to those screws are also colored as long as the red and black are to outside screws dryer will work ok

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The green wire goes to the frame.

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Hi Jay
Middle terminal is White and goes to the "L" shaped prong
Red and Black go to the Flat prongs (Doesn't matter which)
Round prong to cabinet Ground.
There may be a strap from the White lug to the cabinet. This must be removed for the 4 prong plug arrangment.
Eric

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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The following link explains how to properly install a 4-wire power cord to your appliance:

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

The main difference between a 3-wire and 4-wire configuration is how the ground and neutral wires are terminated.

In a 3-wire configuration the wires are terminated together at the terminal block via a ground strap.

In a 4-wire configuration the two wires are independent of one another. Match the corresponding colored wires at the terminal block and attach the ground wire to the ground lug on the equipment cabinet.

I hope this explains it well enough for you. If you still have questions, please let me know.

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