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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.

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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.

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