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Hooking up a 4 prong plug to dryer

We are trying to put our 4 prong plug back on our dryer.  it has a black, green, white and red wires.  which goes where?

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  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    ii have a 4 prung plug but don,t know where the ground part go, do it go on the out side of the panel? can you show me a picture?

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    I just trying to figure out where the green groung wire goes doesn't seem to be a spot for it

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Easy enough, black and red go to either end terminal behind dryer(makes no difference which, the white MUST go to the center terminal, and teh sreen ground must be hoooked to the ground strap, probalby already a green wire screwed there already as well

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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    Franklin Ouchida Apr 06, 2008

    Adorcass is correct just be careful and check voltage

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jsrock516
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SOURCE: REPLACING DRYER 4 PRONG PLUG

This is common issue. Due to some building codes the 3-prong configuration is no longer used in homes. The wiring is similiar with one exception. The 4-wire plug uses an additonal (WHITE) NEUTRAL wire.

Here's a brief explanation of how the plugs are configured:

Dryer 3 prong wire configuration:

RED - 120 VAC
GREEN - GROUND
BLACK - 120 VAC

Dryer 4 prong wire configuration:

RED - 120 VAC
GREEN - GROUND
BLACK - 120 VAC
WHITE - NEUTRAL

BOTH plugs provide the SAME source voltages to your appliance:

220 VAC - provided across the RED and BLACK leads are what drives your heating circuitry.
120 VAC - usually tapped of the BLACK wire is used to run the drive motor and timer on MOST dryers.

The wire terminal block in the back of the dryer should have a black, white, and red wire running to it from the dryer wiring harness. With the 4 prong plug, simply attach the BLACK, WHITE and RED wires at the terminal block ensuring that you match the RED and BLACK wires as they are configured and attach the WHITE wire at the remaining terminal lug. Make sure you screw them all down securely. Attach the remaining GREEN wire to chassis (dryer frame) ground. I hope ths helps you.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

mikedurland
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SOURCE: I have to change the

  • green = ground (attach directly to the case, should be a green painted screw near the opening
  • red = hot 110v connect to the red on the dryer
  • black = hot 110v connect to the black on the dryer
  • white = neutral connects to the blue (only if the blue is in the middle)
  • neutral is always in the middle with a hot wire on either side of it.
  • also make sure all the connections are tight
let me know if you need more help Mike

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

jsrock516
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SOURCE: changing a 3 prong dryer cord to a 4 prong dryer cord??

The information you need is provided in the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

Read through the information carefully and if you need any further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

docjohn174
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SOURCE: Maytag dryer MDE4000AYW change 3 prong to a 4 prong

HI thanks for your question. the red to red black to black white to white green goes to the fram of the dryer. thanks hope i was helpful. please rate my answer.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

Macmarkus
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SOURCE: hooking a 4 wire power cord to a dryer that came with 3 prongs

*First ; before starting unplug unit or shut off breaker.

you should be able to match up color for color on your dryer, the fourth wire, green (ground) screws to the chassis, or cabinet. if your wires aren't coded as you say, it is red, white and black, left to right. see picture I've supplied.981ddeb.jpg
hope that helps

good luck

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GREEN - GROUND
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BOTH plugs provide the SAME source voltages to your appliance:

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