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I have a 3 wire dryer and need to convertto a 4

I have a 3 wire dryer and need to convert to a 4 wire

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To change your dryer cord from a 3-wire to a 4-wire you first need to disconnect the old dryer cord, then disconnect the bonding jumper on your dryer.

The bonding jumper is either a metallic strap (typically copper or copperclad) or a green wire that is connected between your dryer's neutral (white wire) terminal and the green ground screw connected to your dryer's frame.

Removing this bonding jumper is an extremely important step when changing from a 3-wire to a 4-wire cord to prevent electrical shocks when touching anything metallic on your dryer.

To connect your new 4-wire cord, connect each wire to the dryer's terminal block matching color for color (white to white, black to black and red to red). Connect the green wire to the green ground screw on your dryer's frame.

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A 3 wire dryer is 120Vac and a four wire dryer is 240Vac. If you are not familiar with an electrical panel, call an electrician. This involves removing the current breaker plus another and installing a new 240AC 30 AMP breaker. You will also need to upgrade the wiring and outlet for the unit as well. Your service may not have room to accommodate the new 240Vac breaker and you may need a sub panel installed. I would suggest calling an electrician.

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The following link explains how to correctly install a 220VAC appliance cord:

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

Match the corresponding colors at the terminal block, making sure the Neutral (White) and Ground (Green or Bare Copper) wires are NOT terminated together.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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If you have an electric dryer and need to change the style of cord that you have on the dryer on if you just need to install a cord on a new dryer, you may have questions about where the wires need to go. This tip will help you to figure these questions out.

Remember to ALWAYS make sure that all power is disconnected BEFORE beginning your work!!

On the back of your dryer will be a cover plate that will have the wiring connection lugs behind it. A screw or two will need to be removed to expose the connection point. Always remember to reinstall the cover after you have finished your connections.

If you have a 3 wire cord the plug will look like this.

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You will have a red wire, a white wire, and a black wire, on the other end from the plug.
The black and red wires will go on the two ends to the matching colors. The white wire will go in the center. If you have a bonding strap make sure that you jumper that from the center lug to the frame of the dryer. If you do not have a bonding strap, then make sure to make one out of #10 ga. wire and a couple of crimp rings. Green wire is preferable.

The connection will look something like this.
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If you have a 4 wire cord the plug will look like this

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Here again, you will have the red, white, and black wires. This cord will also have a green wire. This wire gets connected directly to the frame of the dryer. With this cord, you do not need the bonding strap or wire. If you are converting from a 3 wire to a 4 wire then remove the old bonding strap if there is one there.

This connection will look something like this.

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When converting from a 3 wire to a 4 wire you just REMOVE the bonding strap or wire and hook the green wire to the frame. If you are converting from a 4 wire to a 3 wire then you ADD the bonding strap or wire. It gets hooked from the center lug to the frame.

Always make sure that the outlet that you are plugging into is wire correctly also. The black and red are each 110 volt legs that have a voltage of 220 volts across them. The black and the red wires need to be wired to a double pole 30 amp. circuit breaker. The wiring needs to be a minimum of 10 ga. wire. The white or neutral wire goes to the neutral bar in the power panel and the green wire goes to the ground bar in the power panel.

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i don't think you can convert the gas dryer to an electric dryer.

there are so many issues to consider.

1 the contacts of the timer would be a big problem,
2 the heating element wiring uses big wires where as the existing wires are very small to handle the big current of the heaters.
3 the configuration of extra part that you would have such as the gas solenoids, the ignite r, the flame sensor, etc which electric dryer does not have.

and more....

so bottom line is..... can not convert.


tnx 4 using fixya,


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