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nwilson1987 09-07-2010 08:57 PM

3 prong to 4 prong dryer cord
 
i have a 3 prong dryer that i need th change to 4 prong but the 4 prong is color coded dark green yellow red and light green and the 3 prong is not color coded so how do i hook it up?

Jim Port 09-07-2010 09:13 PM

Unless you have 4 conductors in your wiring method you cannot change the receptacle.

Scuba_Dave 09-07-2010 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nwilson1987 (Post 497537)
i have a 3 prong dryer that i need th change to 4 prong

The model dryer should outline how to connect the 4 prong cord
Mine has the wiring diagram on the back of the dryer
Or a manual should be available one line

Where are you located ?

Jim Port 09-07-2010 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 497565)
The model dryer should outline how to connect the 4 prong cord
Mine has the wiring diagram on the back of the dryer
Or a manual should be available one line

Unless the OP has 4 conductors the cord cannot be changed and just leave the one prong unwired.

Scuba_Dave 09-07-2010 09:40 PM

I don't see anywhere that he mentioned changing the receptacle

Jim Port 09-07-2010 09:47 PM

Sorry, looks like I misread the Op.

frenchelectrican 09-08-2010 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nwilson1987 (Post 497537)
i have a 3 prong dryer that i need th change to 4 prong but the 4 prong is color coded dark green yellow red and light green and the 3 prong is not color coded so how do i hook it up?

Sound like non standard colour cord you have there.

Did you check with the manufacter instruction ??

Normally the North Americine connections are Black , Red both are line while White is netural and { Dark } Green is ground.

The only way you can do this in correct way is take a ohm meter and read it out the two vertical blades are hot while the round pin is ground and the L shaped blade is netural.

If you feel the colour is not correct just go back where you got the cord and get the correct one.

Merci.
Marc


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