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4 wire outlet and 3 wire dryer, how do i hook up the new 4 wire to the dryer

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The following link explains how to correctly install an appliance power cord:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575913-installing_a_220_vac_appliance_cord

The main difference between 3-wire configuration and 4-wire, is how the Neutral (WHITE) wire and Ground (GREEN or BARE COPPER) wires are terminated at the terminal block on the back of the dryer. In a 4-wire configuration the Ground and Neutral are independent of each other are not terminated together. Match the corresponding color wires at the terminal block and make sure you remove any ground straps from the neutral (if installed). Connect the ground wire to the equipment cabinet.

Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.

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