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I have a Frigidaire Crown Series dryer, not sure what model number. I want to convert the plug from 3 prong plug to a 4 prong plug. The existing 3 prong plug is all grey, not color coded. How do I know how to hook up the new plug??

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HI. Ok, the only difference in the two will be that the four prong setup will need to be grounded to the actual body of the unit(green). The (white) wire will be the neutral(0vac) connection. It will connect to the middle contact plate on the terminal. The black wire will connect to the left contact plate on the terminal and the red wire will connect to the right contact plate of the terminal block.

  • NOTE_ The green wire is simply a ground wire. There should be a screw that is in close proximity of the terminal located on the rear sections of your unit. Use this grounding location for the green wire. If there are no grounding locations pre drilled on this unit, you may need to create one with a drill and setting screw. It has to be grounded to the structure of the unit. DO NOT PLUG UP THIS UNIT UNTIL THE CONNECTIONS ARE SAFELY CONNECTED AND SECURE.

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