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WHEN I MOVED MY NEPTUNE DRYER TO OUR MANUFACTURED HOME I HAD TO CHANGE THE PLUG FROM A THREE PRONG TO A FOUR PRONG AND CODE 88 IS ON, I WONDER IF I HAVE TO HOOK THE GROUND UP DIFFERENT?

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There is a jumper in between the neutral and ground terminals. In order hook up the 4 prong plug correctly you need to remove that jumper to separate the ground and neutral terminals.

Posted on May 14, 2010

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I have a dryer with three prong plug but need to change it to four how ?


Hi sookie711

Go to the following webpage and it will show you how to connect your dryer from 3 to 4 wires
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You can change the cord or the receptical...
It will be easier to change the cord...
Purchase a four prong plug cord that will fit into your receptical, then wire your dryer for 4 wire instead of three wire use.
To see a picture and explanation of how to wire your dryer for a 4 wire plug go to the following webpage.
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Here is a tip that will help you with changing your dryer plug.


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Dryer loses power


YOU NEED TO HAVE AN ELECTRICIAN,OR SOME ONE WITH KNOWLEDGE AND A METER TO CHECK YOUR VOLTAGE..PLEASE DO NOTING ELSE! YOUR ASKING FOR A FIRE..I KNOW THIS ISN''T THE ANSWER YOUR LOOKING FOR BUT IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE...RDS

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Your plug is for 220v and a regular wall outlet is 110volts. It simply will not work. You will burn out your dryer, and place yourself at risk of electrocution.

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Four prong plug to three prong plug


Kalola,
You can if you want to, but it's not generally necessary. Here's a picture of a 3 prong configuration with a ground strap...
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That green wire with the yellow stripe is a ground and it is most definitely connected to the cabinet somewhere. So it will serve as the ground strap (in the above picture).

Here's the thing... say you were going from a 3 prong to a 4 prong. That is, the dryer was originally "designed" for a 3 prong. This means you'd have to "retrofit" it a bit. Take a look at this pic... ( I made this for someone else, so please disregard my somewhat hostile remarks, OK?)
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The ground strap has been removed and has been replaced by the ground to the frame. Yours probably does NOT have a ground strap, though... yours uses that Green/Yellow wire for frame ground.

All of that to say this. Don't lose sleep over it. Ya done good.

SG

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Is the receptacle in the wall a four prong or three prong. You will have to match the cord on the dryer to the wall recepticle. If the wall is four prong the dryer cord has to be a four prong. The green wire with the yellow line, that is on the end of the dryer cord, is a cabinet ground and should be attached to the cabinet of the dryer and making good contact. The other three wires on the end of the dyrer cord attach to the terminal block.

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dre, sounds like you moved and the dryer electrical outlet is only 3 pronged, This tells me that the dryer will be grounded through the neutral leg. Just hook up the cord and you should be fine. Make sure the white is in the center. Catriver.

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