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Get a 3 prong cord,when you change it out do one wire at a time and you can't go wrong,you should see a white wire in the middle,a red wire on one side and a black on the other,the only difference is the 4 prong has a ground wire on it and the 3 doesn't and the way it plugs into the outlet.just follow the color of the wires

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