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Switching the cord on maytag neptune dryer

I need to switch to cord on my dryer from a four prong to a cord that is a three prong I am wondering about the ground... there are 3 terminals on the dryer and a seperate ground bolt however the 3 prong wire only has a neutral and 2 other wires... what about the seperate ground?

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    I have a new dryer that has a four prong cord and my home has a three prong outlet. I've purchased the correct cord but I need help changing it out and I also want to know why it has four prongs to being with.

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On a 3 wire system you can pair the green wire with the white under the same screw and of course put the power wires on the left and right of the white one :)

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I have the revrse problem I moved and mow my 3 prong needs to be changed to a 4 prong how do I manage to keep it working and not eletrocute anyone with the extra cable

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Dre, sounds like you moved and the dryer electrical outlet is only 3 pronged, This tells me that the dryer will be grounded through the neutral leg. Just hook up the cord and you should be fine. Make sure the white is in the center. Catriver.

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How do I wire a four prong plug onto this three wire appliance?


Hi,


Here is a tip that will help you with changing your dryer plug.


Dryer Cord and Wiring Dryer 3 Wire or 4 Wire



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Jan 18, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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WHEN I MOVED MY NEPTUNE DRYER TO OUR MANUFACTURED HOME I HAD TO CHANGE THE PLUG FROM A THREE PRONG TO A FOUR PRONG AND CODE 88 IS ON, I WONDER IF I HAVE TO HOOK THE GROUND UP DIFFERENT?


There is a jumper in between the neutral and ground terminals. In order hook up the 4 prong plug correctly you need to remove that jumper to separate the ground and neutral terminals.

Nov 12, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Replacing a 3 prong cord with a 4 prong cord on a Maytag Neptune Model # mde4000ayw


These two pictures illustrate the power wiring on a the terminal of an electric dryer. The one on top 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 on the bottom.
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.


Sure hope this helps you find a resolution to your delimma! Best wishes.


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Sep 27, 2009 | Dryers

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Wire 3 prong cord


Electric Dryer How To Hook Up Cord pixel_trans.gifFor Three Prong Cords
the Center cord wire goes on the center terminal,
the left on the left ,
and the right on the right.

Note: There should be a ground strap or wire that runs from the center terminal to the dryer case.

For Four Prong Cords
the White cord wire goes in the center,
the Red on the Right,
the Black on the Left.
The green cord wire goes to the case or the external ground screw.

Note: Be sure to disconnect the ground wire or strap that runs from the center terminal to the case. In this Photo (A Whirlpool Dryer) I have ran the wire that runs from the center terminal, the Light Green wire, back to itself rather than cutting it off, just incase I need to put a 3 prong cord back on it some day. The whole purpose of this 3 prong / 4 prong thing is it separates the neutral from the ground. pixel_trans.gif pixel_trans.gif3 Prong Cord Whirlpool Dryer Example terminalblock.jpg 4 Prong Cord Whirlpool Dryer Example 4prongcord_small.jpg

Jul 02, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Four prong plug to three prong plug


Kalola,
You can if you want to, but it's not generally necessary. Here's a picture of a 3 prong configuration with a ground strap...
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That green wire with the yellow stripe is a ground and it is most definitely connected to the cabinet somewhere. So it will serve as the ground strap (in the above picture).

Here's the thing... say you were going from a 3 prong to a 4 prong. That is, the dryer was originally "designed" for a 3 prong. This means you'd have to "retrofit" it a bit. Take a look at this pic... ( I made this for someone else, so please disregard my somewhat hostile remarks, OK?)
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The ground strap has been removed and has been replaced by the ground to the frame. Yours probably does NOT have a ground strap, though... yours uses that Green/Yellow wire for frame ground.

All of that to say this. Don't lose sleep over it. Ya done good.

SG

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May 01, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE6800A Electric Dryer

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Bought used dryer. Plugs don't match. Can cord be switched?


Yes, these cords can easily be switched. When you remove the three prong cord from the terminal block in the rear of the unit, you will wire the four prong in the same way. Black and red go to the outside terminals, white to the middle terminal, and the green wire goes to the cabinet or ground screw on the outside (usually, there is a greenish looking bolt around the terminal block door area for this to go). The only difference in a 3 and 4 prong configuration is the extra ground (green) wire. Good luck and let me know if you need further information.

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