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Wall plug is 3 prong, dryer is 4 prong...is there an adaptor available?

We recently moved into a house with a wall unit that has 3 prong. Our estate dryer has 4 prongs....HELP

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    I have a 3prong plug and 4 prong socket how do I fix this

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The following link explains the wiring scheme for 3 and 4 prong power cords. I know the instructions are for converting from a 3 to a 4 prong, but if you look under the "Additional Notes" section it explains how to convert back to a 3-prong if you are currently using a 4-prong.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

I hope this helps you. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575913-installing_a_220_vac_appliance_cord

If this is a GAS dryer, the standard color code for a three prong grounded plug is:

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