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We are trying to connect an OLD Kenmore dryer which has a three-prong connection. We bought a 4-prong cord, but we do not know how to connect it as the 3-prong cord has all grey wires. Would appreciate your input soon. Thank you very much.

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Look at the plug wires. On the 4 prong plug, it should be labeled which ones are neutral. Some plugs even come with a diagram stating which wires lead where. Back to the plug itself, rule of thumb, the flattest part of the plug goes to the block, so lay the connections on the ground where they lay flat on the floor, left loop will got to left side of powerblock, right loop to the right side, the other 2 are used for a ground. look at the specs for the dryer also.

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