Question about Dryers
DO NOT install the Green (GROUND) and White (Neutral) wires together in a 4-wire configuration! The following link explains how to properly convert a 3-prong cord to a 4-prong cord to accomodate your new home:
Newer homes now REQUIRE a 4-prong configuration to be within the National Electrical Code standards. The main difference between the 3 and 4 wire configurations is how the ground and neutral are installed. In a 4-wire configuration ground and neutral are INDEPENDENT of each other.
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Posted on Jul 17, 2009
The old three prong, the vertical prong is neutral (white wire), the two slanted are 220 volts. The new plug, the extra prong is ground (bare wire). Shut off the outlet at the breaker panel, and remove the outlet to examine the wiring to it. It should be as above--the 220 volt wires are red and black or black and black. The ground wire is bare or green insulated. Inside the dryer case, tie the green and white wires to the dryer case, and tie the two outside wires where they went with the old cord. Check with an electrician if you are unsure about this.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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