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How do you install a 3 prong power supply cord to a GE Dryer?

I bought a GE Dryer with a 4 prong power supply attached but my electrical supply only has a 3 prong outlet. I managed to salvage a 3 prong power supply cord from my old dryer but it isn't color coordinated, all three wires are the same color. What do I do?

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DO NOT CHANGE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD.
you can't change the power supply cord.
the cord came with the dryer is 240v. the three prong is 120v. the dryer will burn up. if you change the power cord without changing the regulator , motor, and the heating element.
you need to get a electrician to run a 240v double breaker from the panel to the dryer.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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Hmm, we had the same mismatch on the last electric dryer we owned (currently our dryer runs from free natural gas - I love it!) and found that the dryer was set up to operate from either 220/240 single phase or 120 3 phase and the closest hardware store had precisely the right adaptor about 1 1/2 - 2' long. Yours may be different but I would check the owners manual and if you don't have one, there are several sites from which you can download one.  

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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