Question about Dryers
I bought a dryer that someone tried to extend cord by splicing another line to it. the original line had 4 wires( black red white green) the extention only had 3 with the green wire left cut off and not connected anywhere. what are the functions of the 4 wires
Newer electrical codes call for a 4 wire receptacle. never splice appliance cords, it isn't woth the safety issue and they are not very expensive. you need to access the terminal block, which is where the cord goes into the dryer. the cord you use (3 or 4 wire) will depend on what is on your wall. if you wall has a 3 wire plug then you will need to connect the green wire from the center terminal to the frame of the dryer. there is probably a hole and screw next to terminal block. that is where the green wire goes on a 3 wire hook-up. if you have a 4 wire receptacle then the green wire should be hooked to center terminal (white). you will have to obtain the proper cord (pigtail) from a parts supplier.
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