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Changing four prong dryer to three prong outlet

I have a new dryer with a four prong cord...My condo has a three prong outlet...I purchased a new three prong cord but am concerned about how to ground it...

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  • nimish_mishr May 04, 2009

    Hi I have a Kenmore 88042 Dryer, it came with three pronged plug which I now need to change to 4 pin plug? where do I put all these new wires like green, white, red and black?

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    How do I change a three prong plug out for the factory four prong plug?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    How do I change a three prong plug for a four prong?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Hi there! Thanks for volunteering to help out! I just bought a used dryer and changed the three prong to a four prong, careful to follow the diagram and to put the white neutral loop from the dryer case on the same screw as the white neutral loop on my new plug. After the dryer ran a few minutes, sparks and smoke - quickly opened dryer to stop it and unplugged. My guess is that this is due to a loose wire from a screw that I couldn't get to tighten all the way (stripped?). Does this sound right? If so, suggestion? Thanks a bunch! Mary

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Use the ground on the machine.....There are 3 wires on the terminal block if you notice there is a grounding strap off the center post this will act as your ground to the machine back in your panel box the center post leads to ground anyway the other 2 are hot leads (240vac) use the 3 post you will be fine. you will be grounded let me know if you have any problems

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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You can change the cord or the receptical...
It will be easier to change the cord...
Purchase a four prong plug cord that will fit into your receptical, then wire your dryer for 4 wire instead of three wire use.
To see a picture and explanation of how to wire your dryer for a 4 wire plug go to the following webpage.
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http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switch-outlet/dryer-circuit-wiring-and-hookup.php

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30 amp. will work just fine...

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These two pictures illustrate the power wiring on a the terminal of an electric dryer. The one to the left here is the old-style three-wire configuration. Most people have this type in their homes. New code changes, though, require that dryers now have a four-wire cord, shown to the right. These are just just thumbnail pictures that you can click for a larger view. But I'll bet you already figured that out, didn't you?
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Sure hope this helps you find a resolution to your delimma! Best wishes.

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Sure hope this helps you find a resolution to your delimma! Best wishes.

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