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Switching from a 3 x prong connector to a 4 x prong connector. How and where do I ground the 4th extra prong to the dryer?

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Here is a tip that will help you with changing your dryer plug. Dryer Cord and Wiring Dryer 3 Wire or 4 Wire



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How do I change the 3 prong wall mount to a 4 prong wall mount for a dryer?


Since you are asking, I would not suggest you try it. 240 volts is deadly. It would be easier to change cord to 3 prong and then add grounding wire from back of dryer to cold water pipe. The 4th prong is a ground connector, new standard for safety. Your house wiring may not be set up for it, or it might be. Unless you know what you are doing, let someone who does do it for you. Be safe pls

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Explanation.
Inside the rear of the dryer is a row of 3 screws/nuts.
The right and the left of those 3 are "hot".
You will attach the red and/or the black leads to those "outside" 2 screws, doesn't matter which.
The center wire is white wire only, it is a ground.
For the 4th wire, it will attach to the body of the dryer, it is also a ground.
P.S. On both the 3 prong and the 4 prong, the HOT wires ( red and also black ) are straight/flat lugs.
The "L" shaped lug and the round lug (4 prong only) are both ground.
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I need to change my 3 prong to a 4 prong


Unplug the dryer then remove the terminal block cover and disconnect the 3-prong cord from the dryer. Note that the cord has red , black, and white wires but sometimes the red and black wires are both replaced by same color wire, usually gray and can switch places. There's also a ground strap wire also connected to the center terminal together with the white (neutral) wire.

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.

It can be observed that converting a 3-prong cord to 4-prong cord is merely splitting the neutral line and the ground thereby increasing the number of prongs from 3 to 4 whereas, on the other hand, converting a 4-prong cord to 3-prong cord is merely joining the neutral line (white) and the ground (green/yellow) thereby reducing the number of prongs from 4 to 3.. The links below might enlighten you further on this matter.

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I have a Heavy Duty Super capacity 5 cycle dryer 3 temp range. Dryer came with 4 prongs and my recepticle only has three. Can I replace three prong cord with a three prong cord and how do I do that?


Yes you can. The 4th prong is ground. Just make sure you have the device grounded in some way. So you have 2 hots...a neutral and a ground.

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My power cord does not fit the electrical outlet in my new apartment _ maytag Neptune electric dryer. Is there an adapter to change the cord from 3 prong to 4 prong


You need to go to a local hardware store and buy a new cord. There is an adapter but it is more exspensive than the cord and I have seen problems with them overheating because of the fine dust getting in them. Your cord is easy to replace there is a access panel that is held on by a screw where the cord goes into the machine. You will need to remove the screws holding the electric wires there will be 3 on your dryer. The 4 wire cord has an extra ground. You can put this under the screw that holds the access panel on. The two outside wire connectors on your dryer are the hot wires each carries 110v the center wire is the neutral wire and also acts as a ground on a 3 wire dryer. The 4th wire is an ground for house trailers and some areas require them as a seperate ground from the neutral. I hope this helps

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disconnect the green or brass ground strap from the terminal block to the body then wire the new plugs three colors the same as the old then connect the green from the plug strait to the body. on a 3 wire the dryer is grounded through the neutral, on a 4 wire the ground goes to the body.

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I have a 4 prong pigtail


Here is what I believe you have.

The 3 prong plug on your dryer is configured with 2 lines of power and 1 ground. The 4 prong receptical is 2 lines of power, 1 neutral, and 1 ground.
You will have to turn off the breaker to see how the receptical is wired by pulling it out and looking at it. You can then buy a 4 prong plug to match it and only wire up the 3 prongs you need for your dryer and leave the 4th prong empty.

Good Luck and hope this helps

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dre, sounds like you moved and the dryer electrical outlet is only 3 pronged, This tells me that the dryer will be grounded through the neutral leg. Just hook up the cord and you should be fine. Make sure the white is in the center. Catriver.

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