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How do you wire for a 3 prong cord? I just into a house and I was using a four prong cord, but the new house needs a 3 prong. so I bought a 3 prong cord and I just want to make sure I install it correctly. I see the 3 leads black white red on the dryer plus a ground bolt with an extra white wire hanging from it. the new 3 prong cord has all gray wires. What goes whrere? Thanks for your help Eddie

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If the new house has an existing three-wire outlet, the simplest solution is to install a 3-prong power cord on your dryer. The following link explains the differences between a 3-wire and 4-wire configuraiton:

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

So...if you need to install a 3 prong power cord, it should be wired as follows:

RED (HOT) 120VAC to RED
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WHITE (NEUTRAL) 0 VAC to WHITE - a Ground wire needs to be connected to the Neutral lead at the terminal block and grounded to the dryer cabinet.

The other alternative would require you to install a 4-wire receptacle so you could still use your current power cord. A certified electrician is recommended for this job and may cost you some money. A replacement power cord, on the other hand, usually costs less than $20 and can be found ay any hardware store.

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