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Hello, I switched out my plug to a 4 prong to fit the new outlet. Colores on dryer match up, checked it, checked fuses too. Switched cables around in outlet itselve. Still nothing can't get power to the dryer. What could it be? My Dryer is about 12 years old Wirlpool heavy duty extra large capacity. Thanks for your time

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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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