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We have a three prong cord on our kenmore dryer and our outlet is 4 prong. Is there and adapter for something like this?

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You'll have to go purchase a 4-prong plug from your local hardware.
Once you have it, you will have to removed the old one and replace it with the new one. It's fairly simple.
On the back of the unit is a rectangular cover attached with a screw. Remove the screw and set plate aside.
Inside, you will see that there is a terminal with the 3-pronged cord attached. Us a socket or nut driver with a deep enough well to reach the tiny nuts on the terminal posts and remove all three nuts. DO NOT LOSE NUTS OR DROP THEM INSIDE.
Remove the old plug and discard.
Slide 4-prong cord through hole and position the 4 wires so you can get to them. The white wire will go on the middle terminal post. The red and blue wires will go on the outside terminals, doesn't matter which goes on which, just one on one outside post and the other on the other outside post. The final wire is green. This gets attached to the case of the dryer (the metal housing). Easiest way is to simply grab the rectangular cover and as you put the screw back in to secure the plate, make sure the screw goes through the green wire eyelet and is secure between the casing and the plate, thereby grounding the case.
The new 4-prong plugs and outlets are a new safety feature mandated by the government. It is meant to protect you from shock should any voltage hit the metal of the unit, it will ground through that green wire and not harm you.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.
Best, G

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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