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Need four prong wiring diaagram for the power cord to a fridgedaire dryer Model FDEB55R

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  • Dorrian Wilkins
    Dorrian Wilkins Aug 07, 2010

    Please include where you are planning to connect dryer, IE US Canada, UK or other. And a full serial number would really help.

  • tdani59096 Aug 07, 2010

    My daughter has the dryer and I don't have the serial number. I am in the US.

  • tdani59096 Aug 08, 2010

    I'll have to show this to my daughters boyfriend. he said the dryer is now working but he grounded the balck wire and the green is not attached at all. I will go and change it. Is the picture from the Fridgedaire model FDEB55R? Thanks for your help.

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Due to a change in the National Electrical code in 2005 all dryer recepticals are required to have a 4 wire receptacle. This is to insure an isolated ground. You will need the following tools,

  • 1 – phillips screwdriver
  • 1 – standard screwdriver
  • 1 – 3/8′ nutdriver
  • 1 – 5/16′ nutdriver
  • 1 – 1/4′ nutdriver
First disconnect any power cords from thier outlets. Then on the back of the dryer,Need four prong wiring diaagram for the power cord - /uploads/images/ae228a3.jpg You will need to remove this access panel. Once removed you will see a connection block that looks like,

You will now need to loosen the connections using the nut drivers, once the connections are removed the loosen the screws on the strain relief. ( the clamp holding the wires)
Once this is loose you can remove the old cord and install a new 4 wire cord. When making the new connections you will need to neutral or white wire in the center of the block, and the green wire is connected to where the bonding strap use to be or connect it to the frame of the dryer using the access panel screw holes.
The black and red wires are your hot or L1 and L2 connections. It should look like this when finished.
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Then reattach you access panel door and plug your dryer in and you ready for laundry.
Thanks, Dorrian

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