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If you are using an elctric ( not a gas) dryer then never try to plug the power cord of that drywr into a 220VAC wall receptacle. It isn't rated for the appropriate current that the dryer requires..However if yiou have a dryer that operates the contro system and is NOT a Gas dryer than you will need the proper plug end that matches the receptacle on your wall. Most harware stores should carry the right plug. I do not know what country you wrote your problem from and there are different power grids throughout. In general though, if you do have the right plug that matches your wall receptacle and it has 3 prongs... the two side prongs are normally the power and the disimilar prong is ground.. Can't help you with any additional details without knowing what you are confronted with..

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