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The power cord in my install kit for the Kenmore 1344 dishwasher, isnt color coded. The power cord is 3 leads of course but the manual says nothing about which lead to connect to the color coded wires coming from the DW. halp?

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It does not matter what lead goes to the white or the black. You just need to make sure that you have the ground in the right place. If it is a flat cord then the center wire is the ground and if it really matters the lead on the right of the ground is the hot/black.

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1. Remove the cover on the terminal block on the back of the dryer.

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a. RED - HOT (120VAC)
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3. Make sure you use the power cord strain relief clamp when installing the power cord to prevent chaffing of the insulation and wire strain which can lead to broken wires.

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1. Remove the access cover on the terminal block on the back of the dryer. This is where the existing power cord is installed.

2. Remove the existing power cord from the terminal block.

3. Remove the power cord restraining clamp (if equipped). This secures the power cord at the entry point on the back of the dryer and prevents it from stressing the terminals and prevents chaffing of the outer insulation on the power cord. NOTE: Its a good idea to have this installed for safety reasons.

4. Remove the old power cord and install the new one following this color scheme at the terminal block:

RED (Hot) - 120VAC
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NOTE: If the power cord or wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (LEFT and RIGHT) are the two hot leads. The center conductor is Neutral.

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CIRCUIT - Individual 30 amp. branch circuit fused with 30
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