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Old 05-23-2009, 06:02 AM   #1
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3-Prong to 4-Prong conversion


I just move and had to converted my 3-prong plug to a 4 prong plug on my Frigidaire dryer to accomodate a 4 prong receptacle. Now the top, back right corner of the dryer gets very hot. What can the cause be? I wired the 4-prong plug as indicated below;
1 - green to frame
2 - black to left ternminal
3 - white to center terminal
4 - red to right terminal
5 - green ground strap removed from frame to center terminal with white wire

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Did you hookup the vent and is the vent line clean?

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Yes, dryer and vent are clean and properly connected. There are no obstruction to the outside discharge.
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Well, you wired the cord right. How is the receptacle? Not that I think that has anything to do with it.
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From what I understand about dryers is that they are designed to get hot. Some spots more than others maybe? Call Frigidaire and ask them about your particular situation/problem. It is probably nothing to worry about.
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have you checked to see if the receptacle is hooked up properly. If the neutral and one of the hots is reversed, you could be running 240 volts to parts that are 120 volt rated.

check the voltage, on the recep, from each hot leg to neutral and from each hot leg to ground and both hot legs to each other.

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