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I'm trying to replace the power cord on the Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY. originally it has a three prong cord but i need to put on a four prong. in the back of the dryer it seems to only have three connections one with a blue and a black cord one with a white and one with a yellow and a black. where do i put the different cords? Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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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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  • Bruce Canfield
    Bruce Canfield Sep 05, 2009

    The picture on the left is the three wire and the picture on the right is the four wire.

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