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Old 10-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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my dryer has a white ground wire coming from inside. my cord has a green ground wire, along with the other 3 wires (red white black). what should i do about the 2 ground wires???

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Do you have a 3 or 4 prong receptacle?

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my dryer has a white ground wire coming from inside. my cord has a green ground wire, along with the other 3 wires (red white black). what should i do about the 2 ground wires???
White is NOT a ground. It is a neutral.
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White is NOT a ground. It is a neutral.
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along these lines, my new house has a three prong outlet for the dryer, the current plug on newer dryer is a 4 prong, i put it on when we moved into our old house, I cant remeber if the old cord was a three or four prong. so when i get the new cord most likely tomorrow evening, and install some time this weekend. I will put the RED and Black (HOTS) to the thier respective spots and the WHITE (nuetral) to its spot and just leave the Green (ground) alone on the dryer. At least till i get around to rewiring the house. Or am i going to go about it wrong?
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If you need to install the 3 prong cord, you will need to connect the jumper between the neutral and ground on the dryer.

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