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Old 03-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Im switching a 4 prong to a 3 prong cord on my dryer. The 4 prong cord has the green ground wire attached with other cord..hince, new cord, doesnt have green ground wire, only the 3 eyelets..do I go and buy a green ground and hookup via middle neutral and bolt that old ground was attached to on outside of frame of dryer?.do I have to have this?

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You question is a bit confusing. Your new 4 wire dryer cord should have 4 conductors, 2 hots, a neutral and a green ground. On the dryer remove the jumper between the neutral and the frame of the dryer. Connect the 2 hots and the neutral to the terminals of the dryer and the green ground in the cord to the frame.

Since you are installing a 4 wire dryer cord, I assume you already have the mating 4 wire receptacle installed.

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Got a little confused. You want to put a 3 wire on the dryer, right?
Dryer came with 4 wires, right?
And you have the original 3 prong outlet, right?
Needing to match a 3 wire cord with a 3 prong outlet, right?

If you have a 4 prong outlet and putting a 4 wire cord on the dryer, see above.

Pay attention to the part about the jumper in order to seperate the ground from the neutral.

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Should be instructions on back of dryer, also in owners guide..if you hook this up wrong--SHOCK HAZARD..on 3 prong the grd strap [on dryer-from N] gets attached to frame. on 4 prong you un-attach it and put 4th wire to frame..code is 4 conductor on new installs..
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Should be instructions on back of dryer, also in owners guide..if you hook this up wrong--SHOCK HAZARD..on 3 prong the grd strap [on dryer-from N] gets attached to frame. on 4 prong you un-attach it and put 4th wire to frame..code is 4 conductor on new installs..
Agreed on new istalls. BUt, I guess "new installs" could be a little confusing. I think you are allowed to change the pigtail/cord from the dryer to existing wiring rather than having to run a new 4 wire circuit.

Good point on the grounding strap. It had crossed my mind that we may not have made it clear that to use the 3 wire cord, the strap has to be attached to the middle terminal of the dryer.
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