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Connecting a 4 wire plug and only three connections

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Hi,
This tip will show you just how to do that...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4496386-dryer_cord_wiring_dryer_3_wire_or_4_wire

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Posted on May 03, 2010

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The supply cord on an electric dryer can be 3 wire or 4 wire,
depending on the existing receptacle. All new construction
must have 4 wire receptacles for dryer hook ups.
At the back of the dryer you will see a set of three
terminals. The outside terminals are for connecting the
outside wires of the cord. In a 4wire hook up, the center
terminal is for the center, insulated, white wire, the
neutral. The bare copper or green wire of the 4wire cord
gets connected above these terminals to a lug or stud on
the body of the dryer. There may be a strap there. For a
4wire cord connection this strap is connected to the stud
only.
The change for a 3wire connection is that the center green
wire of the 3wire cord connects to the center of the three
power terminals along with the grounding strap from the
dryer body above.


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What is wiring to convert a 4 wire power plug to a 3 wire plug/


Hello,

This is a tip i wrote about connecting 3 and 4 wires dryer cords http://www.fixya.com/support/r10097207-connect_yournew_dryer_cord
open and look at it to see how to connect the 3 wire cord

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The White wire connects to the center terminal.
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On a three wire configuration, the ground and the negative are tied together at the center position, using the dryer ground strap. Following is a description of the difference between three and four wire. Hope it helps you.
These two pictures illustrate the power wiring on a the terminal of an electric dryer. The one on top/left 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 on the bottom/right.
Besides the number of wires in each cord, there are two important things to notice. First, in the four-wire configuration, notice that the dryer's grounding strap is folded back on itself. The whole point of the four-wire cord is to separate the ground from the neutral. The green wire (the "new" extra wire in the four-wire cord) is attached to the dryer cabinet. In the three-wire configuration, the grounding strap is left intact and the neutral and ground are tied together.


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


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