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I'm trying to go from a 3 prong dryer cord to a four prong. What do I do with the white cord coming out of the dryer. I've hooked up the other cables as instructed according to the instructions that came with the cable, but I'm not sure what to do with this white one that appears to come from the dryer itself.

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Good day,
I'm not sure what you mean by a white cord, but here are pictures of both setups.


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Get yourself a 4-prong cord and note that it has red, black, white, and green/yellow wires but sometimes, like the 3-pronged one, the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray and can also switch places. All you have to do now is connect the 3 wires in the same manner they are connected as 3-prong cord to the terminal block. The ground strap wire now just need to be connected to the remaining 4th wire, the green/yellow wire instead of the center terminal together with the white (neutral) wire. Reinstall the terminal block cover and it's done.

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