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Kenmore dryer swap pwr cord from a 4 to a 3 prong

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  • merwin63 Jul 07, 2008

    you missed the ground strap needed moved back to center (I bellieve white), neutral is in center bu I se no indication for whichside is on red and which goes on black!

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Remove the cover plate just above where the cord goes in (1/4" screw) Loosen all 4 screws (3 brass ones and a green one) and see if the connectors will come off. (this is for a "fork" type connector) if the connectors won't come off, you have a "loop type connector in which case you will need to remove all the screws completely. BE CAREFUL! If you drop one inside the machine, you will have to dis-assemble it. Now, re-install/ tighten down the green screw. (If the green screw wasn't used, the unit wasn't installed correctly at the time of install). Loosen the screws on the clamp where the power cord comes into the washer. (again, they may be missing do to improper install). Now, install you three prong cord in reverse. (The cords are flat so you can't mix the wires up on most models of cords) Make sure to put the clamp (strain relife) on that was supplied with your new cord.

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    Toby Norton Jul 07, 2008

    My appologies. I read it as going from 4 to 3 instead of 3 to 4. red and black go on the 2 outside screws of the 3 terminal screw block. The white goes in the middle and the green ground strap goes to the green screw.

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