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Re: hook up

You need to use the same ones that came off of it.if you dont have them contact an appliance repair shop and ask to buy them they will have what you need

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Can you change a four prong pigtail with a three prong pigtail on a whirlpool duet dryer

Yes, you surely can!
Here's how.
When you open up the back of the machine where the electric cord attaches, you will see a row of 3 screws/bolts.
Your 4 wire cord has the black wire going to one of those screw/bolts. That is a HOT connection.
Your cord also has a red wire attached to a screw/bolt. It too is HOT.
These two hot connections are the outside two of the row of three screws/bolts.
The one in the middle is a ground wire, and is white.
The other, the fourth wire, usually blue or green, it is attached directly to the sheet metal of the dryer itself.
It too is ground..

Now, the 3 wire cord is not color coded, it is "position" coded.
The two outside wires go to the outside (in the row of 3) screw/bolts of the dryer. the middle wire is hooked to the middle ground screw.
It doesn't matter whether the outside wires go to the right screw or the left screw, but never to the middle screw.
By the same token, never hook the middle wire to an outside screw/bolt.
You will have no fourth wire going to the sheet metal.
Be blessed.

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I need to place a new pony tail on the back of my dryer, I do not know what screws to hook them up to?


May 18, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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I don't know what the three posts in my old dryer is, as far as whats going to match the 4wire cord i got

look in the back of the dryer,around half way up in the middle you'll see the block where the cord connects too,you''l see three screws or posts there,the white wire which is the neutral goes in the middle,the red connects to one of the outside post or screw and the black goes to the other side doesn't matter what side,now you have the green wire left,that's the ground wire,just ground it anywhere in the back as long as it touches the frame,that's the only difference is the ground from the three prong cord,you can remove any screw in the back stick the ground on the screw and screw it back into the frame and you're done,good luck

Mar 11, 2010 | Hotpoint NVL333EY Electric Dryer

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Eletric cord installation

The supply cord on a dryer can be 3 wire or 4 wire, depending on the existing receptacle. All new construction must have 4 wire receptacles for dryer hook ups.
At the back of the dryer you will see a set of three terminals. The outside terminals are for connecting the outside wires of the cord. In a 4wire hook up, the center terminal is for the center, insulated, white wire, the neutral. The bare copper or green wire of the 4wire cord gets connected above these terminals to a lug or stud on the body of the dryer. There may be a strap there. For a 4wire cord connection this strap is connected to the stud only.
The change for a 3wire connection is that the center green wire of the 3wire cord connects to the center of the three power terminals along with the grounding strap from the dryer body above.

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We have moved and the three prong cord now needs to be four prong

Ok here is how to hook up looking at dryer. Left brass screw is hot put red or black wire on. Center screw silver is neutral put white wire on. Right brass is also hot put the red or black wire on which one you have left. The green you ground to the dryer body or you can put with the white wire.

The reason why you have to hot wires is that it is a 240 volt dryer. Each hot wire caries 120 volts. The hot wires are the red and black. The white is a neutral witch is also a ground

I hope this helps. If you have any questions please ask before you rate.

Good Luck And Thank You for the post

Oct 20, 2009 | Dryers

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How do i hook up my dryer from a 3 prong to a 4 prong


Remove old cord from back of dryer. Make note of where white, back and red wire hook to on piece of paper.

New cord has 4 wires. looking at the back of dryer,

RED Wire, should have been tied to terminal screw on right side,

WHITE Wire, should have been tied to center terminal,

BLACK Wire, should have been tied to left terminal,

Remaining wire is GREEN, attach to body ground screw located next to cover plate, screw is generally painted green. IF not attach to unit body.

Oct 01, 2009 | GE DCVH515EFWW Electric Dryer

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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

Jul 02, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Changing power cord from 4 to 3 prong


See this link and read the article carefully - if your dryer already has a 4 wire cord, it should be replaced with same type.

Apr 13, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE6700A Electric Dryer

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When I screw cord to dryer it will shock when I touch

yes its normal,,,,you dont touch them after you hook it up they will shock you

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Dryer cord access

not sure why you wouldbe able to remove the one cord and having an issue connecting the other.
perhaps the old cord had like a y(open end) connectoin point and the new cord has eyelets(closed end)??? if thats the case and the y connectoin was behind hte terminal block( or sandwiched between) by removing the terminal block screw you can mount hte new infront of block, secured by main screw.

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