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Old 06-16-2005, 12:14 AM   #1
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first i would like to say hi to all of you, have a ? that may be silly. i just bought a dryer and the plug doesnt match the socket, its an old house by the way, i bought one that fits and there are 3 wires coming out of the wall, black, white , and a bare one, on the new socket has 4 locations for wires i presume. one says white the other green, the other 2 are not marked. any help would be great as this is my first home diy task


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Old 06-16-2005, 05:30 AM   #2
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You will need to change the cord on the drier. Ask where you bought the drier for a 4 prong cord. If this is all new stuff they shuld exchange it for you. If you are not sue about connecting the cord to the drier properly you should have a qualified professional do it for you.


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Old 06-16-2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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follow the directions that came with the dryer. Since you have an older house with 3 wire, they should exchange the 4 wire plug for a 3 wire plug. Just ask if you have more questions!
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