Question about Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Swap power cord

Swaping out 3 prong power cords. From one with a "L" shaped spade at the top of the plug, to one with a "straight" spade. Bought a new cord, but which wire on the cord goes where? Nothing seems to be marked on the cord.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

You should call an electrician as if you cause a fire or damage your insurance company won't cover you. Also you have to get a cord with the "L" shaped spade at the top which is for a dryer and a "straight" spade is for a oven.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to wire a plug

In USA, Either the male or female plug connector would be wired the same. Black is hot wire and would connect to the BRASS colored round head screw ( Smallest flat prong or slot ). White is the neutral wire and would connect to the SILVER colored round head screw ( Largest flat prong or slot ). Green is the ground wire and would connect to the GREEN screw ( ONLY HEX shaped screw ). 1) FOR YOUR LIFE SAFETY, ALWAYS USE 3-WIIRE PLUGS WHEN REPAIRING 3-WIRE EXTENSION CORDS! 2) Check the male plug connector. It should have two flat and one rounded prong. The rounded prong is the ground wire connection. If the ground prong is missing, replace the plug. 3) Inspect the outer cover for damage. 4) Do not use cords with damaged outer covers. Taping over the damage is not an adequate repair, for safety, replace the cord.

Apr 04, 2014 | Woods Industries 12/3X100FT Yellow Jacket...

1 Answer

I bought an Emerson Quit Kool Model # AJ581803, and serial # AJ581803 0287. It says 24000 BTU/23500 with 16000/13400 heating BTU. I was wondering if you could help me with the age of this unit? It has a...

I entered your data-- Apparently it is 'QUET' cool-- insntead of Quit cool--:-)
THe few hits that came back, agree that this is a VERY OLF-- but also VERY GOOD Thru the wall AC unit!
So-- let's figure out how to get a more modern cord plug on it safely--

What tools do you have to make the cord swap?
and do you have a new cord that you can exchange it with?

Or here is another idea-- How about changing your receptacle in the Electrical box,. to match the older style cord?

Would you be able to locate the older style receptacle-- is that an easier option, or not?

Get back with me-- I want to help you

Mack B

Aug 08, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

The dryer cord does not match my plug. is that cord required or can I buy another dryer cord and use that instead?

cord for dryer should be 3 prong and center being L shape or a 4 prong dryer corder with an L shape either one is fine aslong as its a dryer cord ,,,, donot put range cords on dryers they use different amperages and could trip your breaker and cause electrical overheating of wiring....

Jan 28, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My dryer's power cord has 4 prongs, my wall socket has 3 holes, can I change the power cord, or is there an adapter to change from 4 to 3 pronges.

Un screw the 2 hex screws from the back of the dryer where the cord goes in.

There will be 3 screws that connect the cord to the dryer, loosen or remove them to remove the 4 prong cord.

A hardware store will carry the 3 prong cord you need, tell them it is for a dryer.

Re-connect the 3 prong cord to the dryer.

Plug in and test after you have installed the new cord.

Jan 02, 2011 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

What is the 3 prong outlet on the side of my chair for? Is it a charger?

If you have an on-board charger for your power chair this outlet is for your charger cord. One end of the AC cord plugs into the wall outlet and the other end plugs into the trapezoid shape outlet on the side of the chair. This is the same shaped AC cord used to power computers and other devices. You can buy one a most hardware stores and places like Radio Shack. If you are using an off board charger which plugs into the front of the joystick (round plug)to charge the chair, then you don't need to use the on-board one and you don't need another AC cord. Hope this helps.

Dec 04, 2010 | Jet 3 Ultra Power Chair

1 Answer


Search for:

Make Model parts

You can probably find one (perhaps sites like eBay) where there are generic parts. Just be sure to make sure the plug on the machine matches the plug on the cord you purchase. There are multiple shapes and designs of plugs available, so compare the pictures with your machine.

Feb 28, 2018 | White Sewing Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Switched chords on dryer from four prong to three prong when plugged in the top left prong sparked did i fry my dryer or is this fixable?

This is probably fixable as you probably hooked the cord up wrong and it arced and likely blew the breaker before much was damaged. The 3 prong cord has obviously, 3 wires. As long as you get the middle wire in the the cord hooked to the middle terminal on the dryer, the other two wires can go to each of the outside terminals, no matter which one goes where. Correct the cord and you will probably be in good shape.

Sep 16, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Too many prongs on dryer power cord???

Do not just swap out the cord on the dryer. It has 4 prongs for a reason.

You will need to call a licensed electrician to change your outlet for the different service.

Jun 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Power cord hook up

Hi Jay
Middle terminal is White and goes to the "L" shaped prong
Red and Black go to the Flat prongs (Doesn't matter which)
Round prong to cabinet Ground.
There may be a strap from the White lug to the cabinet. This must be removed for the 4 prong plug arrangment.

Jun 08, 2009 | Electrolux Dryers

2 Answers

I don't have the same plug as the one on my kenmore 70 dryer

Hi, You can either change the outlet or change the cord. Easiest would be to get a new caord. Make sure you get the right one. There are two different ground posts.
One is straight and one is L shaped.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


May 30, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers

Craig Butler
Craig Butler

Level 3 Expert

1723 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides