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I just bought a Briggs and Stratton pro series model # 30338 10, 000 watt I was trying to run my clipper masonry saw that has a 23 amp 208 -236 volt 3700 watt single phase electric motor. It ran it with #6 gauge 3 wire, wire but struggled the cord was 125 feet long.I thought it had too much drag, so I swapped it out with a 20 foot thinner gauge four wire cord. I was runing it off the four prong fifty amp 220 outlet but my saw is three wire so I put the wires where they are supposed to go on the generator end but when I got to my saw end I wired the ground and neutral together and connected them to the ground terminal. It would not power my saw. And now the "idle down" will not work it won't go down,my saw motor stopped reacting at all, the engine on the generator showed no discernable difference when I tryed to start the saw. So I plugged one of my grinders in to the 120 volt receptical and nothing. I just bought the generator today used and what concerns me is that the sell swapped out the stock fifty amp gfi breaker with a non gfi because he had it wired to his house. He "assured" me it would be fine. Did I completely destroy my generator. I had not previously tested the 120 outlets either, before this happend. Please help me !!!!!!!

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There is just too much resistance in that cord. Get a 12 gage extension cord. And yes I think you burned out the generator due to severely overloading it.

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SOURCE: Kenmore series electric dryer need to replace 3 prong w/4 prong

The following link explains how to convert a 3-prong appliance cord to a 4-prong and vice-versa:

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

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: have a three pronged power cord, need a four pronged power cord

four prong sould be installed as followed, black and red go to eitehr ends( amkes no difference which, white goes to middle and the green wire gets screwed directly to the dryer cabinet itself( usually an existing green screw just outside the connectin box. if there no power after that then check to be sure oyou indded have 220v going to the outlet

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to put it kindly depending on way you connected wires unit could be damaged,replace pigtail with three wire and outlet to original.outlet wires should be black,red and white. turn breaker off attach white to middle and red,black to sides,"either side is fine".Attach dryer pigtail in same manner with white on white and if plug in and turn breaker on.If there is no operation at this point dryer possibly damaged from previous wiring.Just remember be safe when working with electrical and ask before trying to change things that aren't the same.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: four prong plug to three prong plug

Kalola,
You can if you want to, but it's not generally necessary. Here's a picture of a 3 prong configuration with a ground strap...
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That green wire with the yellow stripe is a ground and it is most definitely connected to the cabinet somewhere. So it will serve as the ground strap (in the above picture).

Here's the thing... say you were going from a 3 prong to a 4 prong. That is, the dryer was originally "designed" for a 3 prong. This means you'd have to "retrofit" it a bit. Take a look at this pic... ( I made this for someone else, so please disregard my somewhat hostile remarks, OK?)
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The ground strap has been removed and has been replaced by the ground to the frame. Yours probably does NOT have a ground strap, though... yours uses that Green/Yellow wire for frame ground.

All of that to say this. Don't lose sleep over it. Ya done good.

SG

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SOURCE: my mde7600ayw is a 3 wire 120/240 v 60hz 5600w.

Hi, yes that is the correct cord all right. If you'll notice the new cord has 2 hot (red & black) a neutral (white) and ground/earth (green) wires. In case you are not sure how to connect I've attached a photo which shows the correct way. If my attachment didn't work, check out you-tube and type in "4 wire dryer hook up". Thanks for visiting "fixya" and good luck macmarkus :) IMG_3336.JPG

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