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Need to change power cord on maytag dryer from 3 prong to 4

Just moved into new house and need to change power cord on maytag dryer from 3 prong to 4 prong. How do I do it? I already have the new 4 prong cord I just ned the particulars on how to hook up 4 wires where there used to be only 3.

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Always disconnect electricity before beginning this process.

All the 4 wire cords I have seen are color-coded. The white wire goes to the middle terminal, the green wire goes to any screw you can reach that goes into the metal case of the dyer. The red and black go to the outside terminals of the block and while it doesn't matter which color goes to which terminal I usually follow the color code of the interior dryer wiring that already exists. Good Luck.

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