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If this is for the standard USA electrical distribution, the power cord connections to the terminal in the back of the dryer are as follows:

3-PRONG:

RED (HOT) - to the RED wire at the terminal
BLACK (HOT) - to the BLACK wire at the terminal
WHITE (NEUTRAL) - to the WHITE wire at the terminal (this is the center lug on the terminal).

NOTE: Some dryer cords may not be color coded. Just ensure the the center wire goes to the center terminal (neutral) of the terminal board. The other two wires are HOT and it does not matter how they connect as long as they go to the two outer lugs on either side of the Neutral.

4-PRONG:

RED (HOT) - to the RED wire at the terminal
BLACK (HOT) - to the BLACK wire at the terminal
WHITE (NEUTRAL) - to the WHITE wire at the terminal (this is the center lug on the terminal).
GREEN (GROUND) - to the equipment chassis. (this is usually a separate lug that grounds this wire to the equipment cabinet or frame.)

I hope this helps you. Please post back if you have any further questions.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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