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Front loader whirlpool dryer (04') 3-prong cord; 4-prong outlet..

I have a front loader whirlpool dryer with a 3-prong plug. My outlet is 4-prong though....Is there a converter I can buy. Please help

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No..you need to replace your 3-prong power cord with a new 4-prong power cord. The following link explains how:

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

It is a requirement that newer homes have the 4-wire outlet configuration. If your home came with this style outlet, you must update the appliance to be within the National Electrical Code specifications.

The main difference is the way the Neutral (WHITE) wire and the Ground (GREEN) wire is installed. The neutral and ground are independent of each other in a 4-wire configuration. Simply put: Ground the green wire to the equipment cabinet or ground lug. Remove any grounding strap that is on the terminal block for the neutral wire. The instructions I provided will explain this.

If you have any questions, please ask. I hope this helps you.

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    Jeff Rockwell Jul 16, 2009

    No...you need to replace your 3-prong plug with a new 4-prong plug to match the wall receptacle. The following link explans how:



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



    A 4-prong configuration is required in most homes now. If the home has a 4-prong receptacle, you must update the appliance to be within the National Electrical Code specifications.



    The main difference is how the Neutral (WHITE) wire and the Ground (GREEN) wire is configured. For a 4-wire configuration the Neutral and Ground are independent of each other. Simply put: Install the Green wire to the equipment cabinet or ground lug and remove any grounding ******** the Neutral wire. The instructions, I provided explain.



    If you have any questions, please ask. I hope this helps you.

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You'll need to get a new 4 prong cable. Connect wires as color coded now and connect the green to the frame.

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