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Change 3 prong dryer cord to 4 prong

What do I do with the green ground wire attached to the dryer once I attach the green wire from the power cord to the ground connection? I tried to remove the green wire attached to the dryer but it is clamped to the white middle wire. Can I connect both green wires to the ground connection?

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  • Zacattack May 13, 2008

    What is a pip? Where would an outlet box be located?

  • Lostnaltus Jul 15, 2008

    My wife is getting a new washer and dryer and donating the old set to our son for his new apartment. The problem....our house and old dryer is wired for 3 prongs. The apartment has a 4 prong outlet. That means the 20 year old dryer must be change to a 4 prong power cord and the new dryer must be adapted for our house's 3 prong outlet. How big an issue is this adaptation for both dryers? Can a novice handle the adaptation? Regards, All Thumbs

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Same here. I don't know what to do with the existing ground wire.

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Well the green wire is the earth ground,you could connect it to a pip,or to the outlet box.

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  • Ping ong May 13, 2008

    connect it to the screw of the outlet box.

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