Question about Dryers
We were recently given a kenmore dryer without a power cord. How do I attach the 3 wire power cord that I bought to relace it?
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Posted on May 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Attach the power cord as follows:
1. Remove the cover on the terminal block on the back of the dryer.
2. Match the corresponding wire colors as follows:
a. RED - HOT (120VAC)
b. BLACK - HOT (120VAC)
c. WHITE - Neutral (0 VAC) - should have a ground strap attached, tying it equipment ground.
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.
NOTE: If the wires are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the HOT leads. The center conductor is Neutral.
For clarification purposes, the following link explains dryer power cord configurations/installation in detail:
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
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