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We were given an used Amana Dryer, but it is set up with a four-wire plug. We purchased a three-wire cord/plug, but it is unclear exactly how to make the switch.

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Hi dshaw525....
Go to this website to see a picture of how to hook up your three wire/four wire plug/cord.
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http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switch-outlet/dryer-circuit-wiring-and-hookup.php

Posted on May 21, 2011

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