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I have a stackable washer/dryer unit with an 3 prong cord and my house has a 4 prong outlet, can I use any 4 prong 220v dryer cord to replace the cord.

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Yes, you can use any safety 4-prong as long as it is a dryer cord rated at 220V.

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