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I have to change the plug on a whirpool drier as the wall plug at the rented house is different. i have bought the new cord to install and when i took the cover off the old wiring, all wires are grey and there is no indication on the back of the dryer saying which is red, green etc - the wires on the new cord are all color coded. model is WED5s.....

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  • steveaa1975 Aug 21, 2008

    thanks



    found if i undid a few more screwws, i could see the colors and then did what you said



    thanks

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Ok on the terminal block looking in from the back you have 3 terminals on your new cord there is a Black a red a white and a green the Black goes to the far left terminal the white goes in the center terminal the red goes on the left terminal the green goes to gound or a green screw on the back of the unit if there is not a green screw then use the screw that holds the cover plate on

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    Gary Davd Aug 21, 2008

    Glad i could help

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