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Wiring problem I have a maytag Atlantis and the plug-in in the house we moved into is 4 pronge but the dryer is 3 with no ground but the replacement cord has 4 wires ground 2 hots and 1 neutral instead of 3 wires with no ground what am I suppose to do with the ground wire

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At the point of entry in the back of the dryer.. locate the nearest cover screw (normally a sheetmetal screw or equivalent) and place the ground wire onto this screw.. The intent is to make sure the dryer chassis is electrically bonded to a ground point so that in the event of a short circuit to the frame.. you ( by virtue of touching the frame) do not become the path to ground and get shocked... You should be able to find a frame/housing terminal to bond the ground wire too.. under the protective cover or.. if you are using a metal cable clamp to secure the wire at the point of entry, you could bond it there.. Hope that helps you.. ( please do all this wiring with the plug disconnected from the receptacle).... Good luck,.

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