Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Size screw for a hallmark dryer cord plug. I am replacing a cord but lost screws.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 786 Answers

Try 12-24 or 12-32 machine flat head screws. Make sure they are tight

Posted on May 16, 2017

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

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)


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

Oct 14, 2016 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

My Gibson dryer has a three prong plug on it.I


The National Electrical Code began requiring 4-prong receptacles for 220-volt residential circuits in 2000, but it doesn't prohibit you from using your older dryer with a 3-prong cord. Instead, it allows you to change the cord so that the dryer can be plugged into a modern receptacle, and the procedure isn't very complicated. Four-prong dryer cords, or pigtails, are available at hardware and electrical supply stores, and usually cost less than $20. To make the switch, you'll need a green ground screw to attach to the dryer body so the machine can be grounded by the ground wire.

1 Unplug the dryer and move it to an accessible spot. Unscrew the plate on the back that covers the electrical terminal with a screwdriver. You'll find the cover on the back of the dryer near the bottom of the machine at the point where the cord exits.
2 Loosen the three terminal screws holding the cord. Before you remove them and take off the cord, note the colors of the screws and the wires attached to them. The screws holding the black and red wires are brass and the one holding the white wire is silver.
3 Remove the ground strap from the silver terminal. It may be a small metal plate or a length of wire connecting the terminal to the body of the dryer. You may be able to pull it out with pliers, or you may have to loosen a screw to remove it. Its function was to ground the dryer, and that function will now be served by the ground wire on the new pigtail.
4 Insert the brass terminal screws into the ring lugs attached to the red and black wires on a replacement pigtail and the silver screw into the ring lug on the white wire. Drive the screws into the same slots from which you removed them and tighten them securely with a screwdriver.
5 Drill a 1/4-inch hole in the body of the dryer within reach of the fourth wire in the pigtail, which is green. Insert a green ground screw through the ring lug on the end of that wire, drive the screw into the hole and tighten it securely.
6 Feed the cord through the notch on the terminal cover plate and screw the cover plate to the back of the dryer.

Things You Will Need
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Drill
  • 1/4-inch drill bit
  • Ground screw
  • 4-prong pigtail

Tip
  • There usually isn't room behind the cover plate to install the ground screw. If not, it's acceptable to attach the screw to the back of the dryer outside the plate.
  • Check the grounding with a multimeter before you plug in the dryer. Set the meter to ohms, touch one lead to the dryer body and touch the other lead to the ground prong on the plug. The meter should show less than 10 ohms of resistance.
References

Sep 12, 2014 | Dryers

1 Answer

What size screw is use to install the dryer cord to the dryer terminal


Hello friend, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you!

The screws that are used to install the dryer cord to your Frigidaire dryer terminal are stainless 1/4 inch screws. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

Aug 19, 2014 | Frigidaire FER641FS Electric Dryer

1 Answer

New 4 pin plug


All domestic dryers have a 3 screw terminal block which you connect the cord to. 3 wire cords connect the outer wires to the outer terminal screws, with the center wire connected to the center terminal block screw. 4 wire cords connect with the red or black to either outer terminal screw, the white connected to the center terminal block screw, and the green to the adjcent cabinet screw usually green in color.

Apr 09, 2014 | Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore stacked laundry unit. when it was plugged in sparks flew and small parts of the heating element fell and the power cord is ow black. can we replace cord and be ok


Heating element must be replacedas well as the cord. Make sure the drum screws were not screwed into anything electrical.

May 18, 2013 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

I lost the screws for my dryer cord.


Hello. I did the same thing when assembling one for a client! The easiest way to get it right is to go to a "big box" hardware where they sell dryers as well as screws. Get them to allow you to remove one from a dryer, then get the same screws from the screw aisle. They have thread guides for matching up the correct thread size, then select the right length from their inventory.
Don't forget to return the borrowed screw!
Best regards, --W/D--

May 03, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

What size breaker is reommended for electric dryer 220V?


Electric dryer uses a double pole 30 Amp breaker. Check for a loose electrical connection. Check that the screws holding the wires on the breaker itself are tight. Next, check the screws for the ground / neutral in the breaker box. Next, check all the connections in the dryer recepticle (where the dryer cord plugs into the wall) Finally, check the connections where the cord connects onto the dryer. If all connections listed were good tight connections, replace breaker.

Jan 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Screw Size to install electrical cord


they should be what is called a 10x32 screw. you should be able to get these from any hardware store. not at home depot or lowes, but like an ace hardware. they will know what you are talking about.
i would guess that someone lost your original screws. if not then you might be having problems because the screws got stripped out when trying to change the cord or hook up a new one. if that happend, then you will need to replace the nuts also. get them at the hardware store too.
it may not be easy but you will save alot of money if you can do this yourself.

Dec 31, 2008 | Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

25 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15667 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...