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Connecting 4-wire cord to GE profile dryer

Did I do all I needed tto do concerning the ground and neutral by removing the brass jumper between the ground screw and the neutral terminal, connecting the white wire on the cordto the neutral terminal, and the green wire on the cord to the ground screw(recently occupied by the brass jumper)?

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The following link explains how to properly install a 4-wire power cord to your appliance:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

The main difference between a 3-wire and 4-wire configuration is how the ground and neutral wires are terminated.

In a 3-wire configuration the wires are terminated together at the terminal block via a ground strap.

In a 4-wire configuration the two wires are independent of one another. Match the corresponding colored wires at the terminal block and attach the ground wire to the ground lug on the equipment cabinet.

I hope this explains it well enough for you. If you still have questions, please let me know.

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