Hello, so i started out with a 3 prong straight plug pictured below that was stamped as a 50a-125/250V.
My dryer had the L shaped prong so i purchased a new one pictured below. I wasn't 100% sure if there was anything else i needed to do since this was listed as a 30A-125/250V vs the original 50A. Being probably somewhat stupid... i just hooked it up and cautiously turned it on to see what happened... well, nothing blew up or sparked or caught fire so i thought we were good. Unfortunately the dryer's ability to heat the air gave out about 3 or 4 days later after only a couple loads... After attempting and failing to fix it we just picked up a used one. However, i want to make sure that what i did originally wasn't the cause of the dryer dying in the first place! Any help is greatly appreciated.