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Where do the wires go for the power cord in the rear of the dryer? there is no color code.

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If you are using a 4 prong cord,the white goes to the center terminal and the green to the external ground screw.
Black and red go to the right and left terminals. Does not matter if right or left..
A 3 wire cord...the center wire goes to the center terminal. The other 2 go right and left terminals.

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