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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Re: swap power cord
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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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.
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?
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....
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.
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.
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.
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. Eric
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.