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I am trying to install a replacement chord on the back of my dryer. The old cord that was already on it has 3 cables and the new one has 4 with the colors red, white, green, and black. The rep in the store says the black and red wires are the hot wires. Do they need to be color coded with the wires on the back of the dryer?

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Not really each is 110v color code just makes it easier to know where they go

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On a three wire configuration, the ground and the negative are tied together at the center position, using the dryer ground strap. Following is a description of the difference between three and four wire. Hope it helps you.
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