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Changing from 3 wire plug to a 4 wire plug. What color goes where?

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You have a 4 wire plug,

Green wire on plug goes to the cabinet ground

Black goes to the terminal block, where the other black wires are, usually on one side of the block.

White is Neutral it goes to the Terminal block,where the white wires are, usually in the center.

Red goes to the other side of the terminal block where the other red wires are.

Do you have your owners installation manual? it should tell you in the manual how to wire it.

If all else fails call an Electrican, Repair person, or a friend who knows.

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