Question about Maytag Dryers
Yes. The cord should have a green wire to hook to ground to prevent you getting shocked. don-ohio
Posted on Dec 23, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
black and red wire, will hook to either end of terminal posts, as long as the white wire connects to the center post. the green wirewill then atach to the cabinet of the unit,( usually a green ground screw just outside the termoal box anyhow!
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
SOURCE: I have a Maytag dryer
The laws in most states are changing to where the NEC Code requires the use of this 4 prong plug. It is quite common to see this 4 prong plug installed in new apartment buildings and rental properties because of this law requirement.
So what you have is a red, black, white and green wire on the dryer side of this wire plug.
The red and the black wires are your hots (110 volts) and shall be connected on each outside screw of the drier electrical terminal and the white wire (neutral) shall be connected to the center screw.
So now you are left with an extra green wire with no place to hook it huh?
I suggest just loosing one of the drier electrical terminal mounting screws and hooking it there. The ideal here is to ground the outside body of this machine to prevent possibility of electrical shock if water is present (like a leak somewhere nearby).
In actuality this really serves no viable purpose because the white wire does exacly the same thing, just in a different manor,,, but hey,,, our law makers are not certified electricians either. They just like new ways of stimulating sales and profits.
Note: if you are in a rental property and this 4 prong wall receptical is installed, I would not suggest you remove it or change it in any manor, as this will open yourself up to possibile legal liabilities if an incident were to occur,, like fire.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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The red and black wires of the cord go to the outside two terminals. The white on the cord goes in the middle. The green goes to the frame. Red and Black on the cord are L1 and L2, White is Nuetral, and green is ground
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
red and black are the 2 power phase wires and go on L1 and L2 terminals or on an inline power block the 2 outer terminals(polarity)doesn't matter,then white is the center or N-neutral terminal, then green or green/yellow stripe is chassis safety ground and is connected to the metal frame of the unit
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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