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I bought a used dryer and went to change the plug in to a 4 prong went to plug it in and saw a spark dryer still not working what did I do wrong?I think I did it right, red wire white,and green and black checked the fuse box all switches on but seems like its not getting power could i have shorted the dryer?

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The following link explains how to correctly install a 4 prong power cord (US Standard Electric Code) to your appliance:

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

The main difference between a 3 and 4 prong configuration is the way the Neutral (White) and Ground (Green) wires are installed. In a 4-prong configuration these two wires are independent of each other. If you left the grounding ******** the terminal block (effectively grounding the neutral wire), or wired it incorrectly, you may have damaged the dryer.

Read through the link provided and double check your installation. If you're lucky, you may have just tripped a breaker at the distribution panel, or blown a fuse inside the dryer.

If you need further assistance, please post back with your brand name and model number so I can determine how your dryer is configured.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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