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I had to change the plug to a 4 prong and i need to know if the wires can go into any slot or do the colors have to go in a specific order

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IF THE WIRES ARE RED, BLACK, WHITE, AND GREEN,
THE WHITE WIRE GOES TO THE CENTER TERMINAL.
THE GREEN WIRE ATTACHES TO A GROUND SCREW ON THE BACK OF THE DRYER. UNHOOK THE WIRE GOING FROM THE CENTER TERMINAL TO THE GROUND SCREW TO ISOLATE THE ELECTRICAL NEUTRAL FROM EARTH GROUND ( THE WHITE WIRE FROM THE GREEN ONE)
THE RED AND BLACK WIRES GO ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT OUTER TERMINALS ON THE TERMINAL BLOCK. THOSE TWO ARE INTERCHANGABLE.

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Either way, plug or dryer cord the white wire goes with the green wire, they are pretty much the same. On the dryer at the block where you are connecting the cord, look just above it and you'll see wires coming into it, the red and black are on the outside, I'm not sure which color on which side but the white and green go in the middle on top one another and the red and black match respectively.

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Hi wildspiritmo...

Go to the following webpage and see pictures and discription of how to change you 3 wire dryer into a 4 wire dryer.
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http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switch-outlet/dryer-circuit-wiring-and-hookup.php

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The following link explains how to properly connect a 4-prong power cord on your dryer:

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

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It is safe as long as it is wired correctly. The following link explains the differences between 3 and 4 prong configurations:

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

Just make sure to match the corresponsing wire colors at the terminal block in the back of the dryer:

RED - HOT (120 VAC)
BLACK - HOT (120 VAC)
WHITE - NEUTRAL (0 VAC)
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In a 3 wire configuration the Neutral (White) and Ground (Green) wires are terminated together at the terminal block.

NOTE: If the wires are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the HOT leads. The center conductor is Neutral.

The other alternative is to have an electrician install a 4-wire receptacle in your home.

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

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I need to change out my 3 prong dryer power cord with a 4 prong dryer cord, but unable to figure out where the wires go on the new 4 prong power cord, because the one on there is grey and not color coded...




Changing from 3 to 4 wire hookup on a electric dryer:
Power cord help for 3 & 4 prong dryer cords
This is an example of a three wire connection dryer cord hookup. Notice that there is a ground strap connected from the common center terminal to the frame of the terminal block. Place the center wire of the cord on the center terminal [ one with the ground ******** it ] and the other two wires will be placed on the outer terminals and it doesn't matter which wire goes right or left. Get the center wire of the cord right and you are in business.
This is an example of the 4 wire dryer cord hookup. Notice that the ground strap has been removed from the terminal block frame and folded back onto the center terminal for storage. You can see the colors of the other hookups. TIP: White always to the middle.

Below are a few websites.
http://www.applianceaid.com/general.html#3to4


http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=10&newsdesk_id=5

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