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How do i know what wire goes where when I replace my 3 prong plug with a 4 prong plug. Kenmore dryer 80 series

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You should not do this. Sorry, but you also need a 4 prong outlet
that has the two hots,one neutral and one ground, so if you don't have
the right outlet with these four wires you can't change the plug.

If you did change this you also need to remove the ground strap
that is connected because it has a three prong plug.

There is a connection board where the wires connect on the dryer,

there should be a black wire,red,white green,connected from dryer,
then the cord gets connected to each corresponding wire.

I am real sorry, but if you do this wrong, you will either destroy the dryer
or electrify the dryer and get killed.

Please call a electrician and have him check your supply line and do this, its not worth getting hurt or wrecking the dryer just to save some money.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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    odiebugs Feb 05, 2010

    Yes, solution 2 is great, but it tells you nothing about the supply line that you need. Please call someone.

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Read the help article at the link below.

http://www.ezdiyelectricity.com/?p=221

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