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Is there a polarity on the 3 prong cord?

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Pennylee,
Yes there is, and Fawbushra has laid it out pretty well for you. You can also just re attach one wire at a time as you remove each wire from the block making sure to keep the same order/configuration.
Good luck.

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General rule of thumb on dryer gord replacement. At the tip of the cord that connects to the power block, the metal connector rings have a "FLATTER" than other side if you lay it on the grond. Just be sure that the middle wire goes to the negative as it is laying flat, the other two will sit right in place.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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