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Old 03-28-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Older house has a 30A 3 wire receptacal. New dryer has a 30A 4 wire receptacle.
Should we replace the house receptacal or revise the wired connection on the dryer ?


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Old 03-28-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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As long as the cable is 10/3 NM or 8/2 SE you can still use it. If it is 10/2 NM it will have to be replaced. A three wire cord is still compliant as long as the wiring method meets the above. If 10/3 NM cable was used just change out the receptacle to a four wire and make sure the EGC and neutral conductors are terminated in the panel.


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As Electures stated, replace the outlet if it has the proper conductors.

Only replace the cord as a last resort, if you don't have a 4-wire circuit available.

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