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Dryer Cord and Wiring Dryer 3 Wire or 4 Wire
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
use the ground on the machine.....There are 3 wires on the terminal block if you notice there is a grounding strap off the center post this will act as your ground to the machine back in your panel box the center post leads to ground anyway the other 2 are hot leads (240vac) use the 3 post you will be fine. you will be grounded let me know if you have any problems
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: trying to connect dryer cord
Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.
I don't quite understand what was wired how but the wiring should be as follows:
For a 4 prong plug and matching outlet
1. Black wire on one end terminal of choice.
2. Red wire on remaining end terminal.
3. White wire only, on the center terminal
4. Green wire on the the dryer frame or chassis terminal.
For a 3 prong cord and matching outlet:
1. Black wire on one terminal end of your choice.
2. Red wire on the remaining end terminal.
3. White wire on the center terminal.
Always be certain that the wire in the breaker or fusebox match the wiring of your outlet.
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Posted on Jul 02, 2008
I have the revrse problem I moved and mow my 3 prong needs to be changed to a 4 prong how do I manage to keep it working and not eletrocute anyone with the extra cable
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
this is the rule of thumb,white always goes on the middle terminal ,the 2 outside terminal wires it does not matter which side they are on,if you can see the red and black wire on the terminal block then match them up,the green wire gets mounted to the cabinet,you should already have a green wire to the cabinet so remove the screw and put both wires there and your done,let me know how you do-mike
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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