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Is it ok to ground a 1200 on the inside instead of having an outside wire attached?

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Yes , it is alright provided that the ground serves the purpose and is the actual gound of the circuit to null off any transcients .

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I was given the dryer, and the cord unattached. I want to be sure I attach them correctly. The cord has three prongs and ther are three holes for attachment. Where should the grounding be atached?

For a 3-pronged cord, the ground (nuetral) is the middle wire on the cord and is attached to the middle terminal post. the outside wires are attached to the outside posts. It doesn't matter which wire goes to which side.
On 4-pronged cords, there is a fourth green wire that is attached the unit's case for grounding purposes. Which cord you use is dictated by what power outlet you have, 3 or 4-pronged.
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My technics 1200 hums when connected to the amp even when the power cord is disconnected.

Is the ground wire from the deck connected to the mixer?.

If everything is connected ok then the ground wire or phono cord could be faulty - look here for replacements :-

Could also be a "ground loop" - try a ground loop isolator.

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Ok. Let's simplify this for you.
First and foremost you will want to remove the green wire that goes from your center cord post connector the to case/cabinet of the dryer. I believe on the Amana dryers they are push on type connectors where they hook to the terminal block. This is to separate your neutral and grounds within the machine. Some models used a copper strip instead of a green jumper wire but the idea is the same.
Now on the new cord the green (ground) wire is supposed to go to the connection point green jumper wire used to go to on the cabinet. The white wire (neutral) is supposed to go to the center terminal connection on the terminal block and the red and black (L1 and L2) wires can go to either of the outside terminals.
The only difference in a four wire cord application is the segregation of the electrical neutral and the ground wires.
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New RCAS on Technics 1200 Getting a Loud Buzzing Noise

It is not suggested that you remove the ground cable. Performing the mod for the ground by soldering a bridge on the circuit board doesn't really do anything either than remove that buzz/ground hum. You've essentially removed the wire that grounds the turntable cabinet to the earth. The buzz is gone, but now your turntable is no longer grounded properly.

I would suggest replacing the ground cable to it's original state, then attach the Monster cables.

If this does not work, then either there is an issue with the soldering to the board, or the board itself might be damaged. You might want to look at the trace paths to make sure none are lifted, or damaged in any way on the board. Another issue might be faulty tonearm wires or not properly soldered wires.

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