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Wired 3 prong power cord as directed in the owners manual and the dryer shocks me. if i try to put the flex tube exhaust on it sparks

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Check the polarity of your outlet. Make sure you have the neutral where it goes and of course the two legs where they go and that follows through to the drier. If this continues, you may want to get a licensed electrician to complete this project.

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You have one of the hot legs hooked to ground. Each leg should be 110. Get a meter and check your recepticle maybe someone wired it wrong. L1=110 L2=110 & a ground (green wire)
(spade) (spade) (round or D shape)

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How do I change a 4 prong to a 3 prong dryer code


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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

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DO NOT CHANGE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD.
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you need to get a electrician to run a 240v double breaker from the panel to the dryer.

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Get the 4 prong cord off. Put the 3 prong cord on.
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

If you have any questions after reading through the link, please let me know. I hope this answers your question(s).

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