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Putting new power cord on dryer i have a 3 cord set up a red wire a black wire and a white wire and dont know which wire to connect to which.

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On the back of your dryer.
1.connect the white wire to the center of the junction box.

2.than take the red wire and connect it to the left side of your junction box.

3.than take the black wire and connect it to the right side of the junction box.

If you have a green wire on the cord as well. PLEASE make sure it is connected to the dryers back panel. do not leave it to hang.

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