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I have a maytag dryer model MD-31(Atlantis) that had a 4 prong plug when I purchased it. Without realizing, I moved into an apartment with a 3 pronged outlet. I picked up an adapter that I thought would change 4-prong to 3-prong, but when I opened the back there are 4 colored wires, red with post, green AND white with one post and yellow with post. Since the adapter has no front or back & no colors I'm not sure how to fit the 3 pronged adapter on.

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Return it...and get a 3 prong dryer cord.

Place the middle conductor on the middle of the terminal block and the two outside conductors on the two outside terminals of the block. It makes no difference which way just so they are not on the middle terminal. Make sure they are tight but don't over-tighten to break the terminal block. The cord will probably cost less than the "adapter" did.

Good Luck

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