Question about Dryers

1 Answer

We were recently given a kenmore dryer, without a

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?

Posted by Anonymous on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dryers Master
  • 43,501 Answers

Hi,
Here is a tip about hooking up dryer cords...

Dryer Cord and Wiring Dryer 3 Wire or 4 Wire
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4496386-dryer_cord_wiring_dryer_3_wire_or_4_wire

heatman101

Posted on May 12, 2010

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

jsrock516
  • 5911 Answers

SOURCE: We were recently given a kenmore dryer, without a

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:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575913-installing_a_220_vac_appliance_cord

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you!!!! I'm hoping to have my dryer working in a few minutes!! Thanks so much for your help!!!"

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore Dryer Model #11060932990 Proper grounding when changing 4 prong cord to 3 prong.


According to the National Electric Code, you will need to install a grounding strap from the frame to neutral in a 4- to 3-wire conversion.

Jan 18, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

3 Answers

Kenmore Washer/Dryer Combo Unit Cord Issue


the extra prong is just anothere earth over here we hacve three prongs and 2 prongs its just a better earth thats all and it wontstart a fire ii always change mine i did it to my toaster,microwave,iron,and pc all over 1 yr ago nothing ever happened

Sep 15, 2008 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore 700 dryer with a three prong cord is being converted to four prong. Is there a drawing of what wires by color going to the proper screw location?


There's a ground strap wire (green/yellow) attached to the dryer cabinet and connected to the center terminal where the white neutral wire of the power cord is connected. Disconnect this ground strap wire and remove the 3-prong power cord from the terminal block taking note where the wires are connecedt to. Connect the 4-prong power cord in the same way same wire colors of the 3-prong cord are connected to the terminal block. Connect the ground strap wire to the remaining fourth wire (green/yellow). Just do the reverse when converting 4-prong to 3-prong. The link below might enlighten you further on this matter.

Electric Dryer Prong Conversion

Aug 13, 2011 | Kenmore 700 6972 Dryer

1 Answer

Need to change the power corrd to a 4 prong from the 3 prong but the 3 prong cable isnt color coordinated, how do I hook up the new power cord?


The new cord has a green ground wire; two hot wires, which are black and red; and a white neutral wire. Attach the neutral to the middle connector and the two hot wires to either end of the terminal.
In order to safely ground the machine the green ground wire must be securely connected to the dryer frame. There may be a screw on the frame where you can attach the ground.

Jun 24, 2011 | Kenmore 62622 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I was given the dryer, and the cord unattached. I want to be sure I attach them correctly. The cord has three prongs and ther are three holes for attachment. Where should the grounding be atached?


For a 3-pronged cord, the ground (nuetral) is the middle wire on the cord and is attached to the middle terminal post. the outside wires are attached to the outside posts. It doesn't matter which wire goes to which side.
On 4-pronged cords, there is a fourth green wire that is attached the unit's case for grounding purposes. Which cord you use is dictated by what power outlet you have, 3 or 4-pronged.
If I can help anymore, please let me know.
Best, G

Aug 03, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

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?


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:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575913-installing_a_220_vac_appliance_cord

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Mar 17, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer did not come with electrical cord so I bought one.


The following link explains how to correctly install a power cord on your dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575913-installing_a_220_vac_appliance_cord

The main difference between the 3-wire and 4-wire configuraiton is how the Neutral (WHITE) wire and Ground (GREEN or BARE COPPER) wire are terminated on the terminal block in the back of the dryer:

- In a 3-wire configuration, these two wires are connected together via a ground strap at the terminal block.

Terminate the wires at the terminal block by matching the corresponding colors:

RED to RED (HOT) 120VAC
BLACK to BLACK (HOT) 120VAC
WHITE to WHITE (Neutral) 0VAC - Neutral should also have a ground strap attached that grounds it to the equipment cabinet or ground lug.

NOTE: Newer homes built after the year 2000 REQUIRE a 4-wire configuration to be in complaince with the National Electric Code. In addition, some newer appliances may not work correctly without a 4-wire power cord.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you

Dec 23, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

How do i wire my new power cord to my dryer its a 4 wire the dryer is a 3 wire


The 4 wire power cord has a separate ground wire; that ground wire is connected to the metal frame of the dryer. Normally you would mount a little lug to the frame and attach the 4th wire to the lug to ground the dryer. The other 3 wires L1, L2, and neutral go to the terminal block

Jun 29, 2009 | Kenmore 64902 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Need to install a 4-wire/ prong dryer cord strain relief assbly


The green wire attaches to the dryer cabinet. There should be a green screw in the cabinet for attaching the wire. If not, you can always drill a hole for a ground screw.

The loose green wire you see is the reason the code was changed to a 4-wire cord.

May 06, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore ele dryer


Remove the ground strap from the middle terminal block in the dryer. Attach the white wire to this terminal. Take the green wire and attach it to the frame of the dryer. Attach the red wire to the right hand terminal, and the black wire to the left side terminal.

Jun 07, 2007 | Kenmore 62722 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15478 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...