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What type of screws do I need for a Kenmore 80 series dryer power cord (where the three screws hold the wire to the terminal)

I got a used Kenmore 80 series dryer, and the previous owner kept the power cord and the three screws that hold it in. I bought a new cord, but don't know what size or type of screws are need to hold it down (the 3 wire screws; not the larger ones on the side).

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They are machine screws. Remove the terminal block and take it to the hardware store to match the size of the "lugs." Terminal Block 5304409888

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On the back of the dryer, remove the screw(s) that hold the access cover to the back panel that cover the terminal block where the cord goes through the back panel and connects to the wiring terminal power block, loosen the two screws on the cord clamp the clamp it to the back of the dryer just enough to release the cord, remove the four nuts / screws that are connecting the 4 wires from the cord to the terminal block and or the back of the dryer,with the new 3 wire cord just match the colors on the terminal block with the same color wires that are connected to the other side of the terminal block, red,black on the outer most terminals and the white or green to the middle terminal, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU PLACE A JUMPER WIRE/STRAP FROM THE MIDDLE TERMINAL WHERE THE WHITE OR GREEN WIRE CONNECTS TO THE TERMINAL BLOCK OVER TO THE CASE/CABINET OF THE DRYER, THIS CAN CONNECT TO THE CASE AT ANY AVAILABLE SCREW NEAR THE TERMINAL BLOCK! In short this means that the neutral and ground of the dryer must be connected together in a 3 wire set-up.
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These two pictures illustrate the power wiring on a the terminal of an electric dryer. The one to the left here is the old-style three-wire configuration. Most people have this type in their homes. New code changes, though, require that dryers now have a four-wire cord, shown to the right. These are just just thumbnail pictures that you can click for a larger view. But I'll bet you already figured that out, didn't you?
Besides the number of wires in each cord, there are two important things to notice. First, in the four-wire configuration, notice that the dryer's grounding strap is folded back on itself. The whole point of the four-wire cord is to separate the ground from the neutral. The green wire (the "new" extra wire in the four-wire cord) is attached to the dryer cabinet. In the three-wire configuration, the grounding strap is left intact and the neutral and ground are tied together.
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Sure hope this helps you find a resolution to your delimma! Best wishes.

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Better? Best wishes and sorry about the pics. Hope this is better.

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This is actually one of the easiest repairs to make on most dryers.
Unplug the dryer from the wall of course.
At the point where the dryer cord enters the dryer itself there is usually a plate. One screw should hold this plate in place. Remove the screw and pull the plate out (it should only be held in by a couple of tabs). The cord is attached to the power supply with three (or four) terminals. Back the screws out and slide the cord out. Make careful note as to which color goes to which terminal. Usually the black (or red) color goes to the gold screw and the white goes to the silver screw. The green screw holds the ground wire in place which is also usually a green cord.
Once you have done this step then loosen the screws that hold the cord in place on the plate. This fitting should open as you loosen the screws and the cord should pull out easily. Then thread the new cord through the fitting and reverse the process. Just remember to thread the cord through BEFORE you connect the wires so that you don't have to undo your work!
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  1. Remove safety plate (usually attached only by 1 or 2 screws)
  2. Remove old cord and restraint with a hand or cordless drill.
  3. The restraint is the collar that fits tightly around the cord to hold it firm to the dryer.
  4. Connect the center wire of the 10/3 cord to the center silver terminal. Turn screw in firmly but not too tight.
  5. Now you have two wires remaining which are attached on either of the two terminals beside the silver terminal. It does not matter which wire goes on which terminal, as both wires are hot. Screw in firmly.
  6. From the outside of the dryer, you need to slide the tab end of one of the collar halves into the 10/3 cord wire hole. Do the same with the other half of the collar,easily draw the two halves together to tighten against the cord .
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