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Aren't all new dryers 4-wire now??
It's not the dryer that makes it a 3-wire or 4-wire. It's the feed/receptacle at the house.
The backs of most dryers haven't changed in probably 40 years.
 
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I seriously hope this isn't from Maytag. I ran out of fingers and toes to count the number of errors even if hardwiring the dryer is legal. The only good thing, this guy won't be back feeding through his dryer outlet.
 

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They say to use a 3/4 connector and then install a 1/2"?

That screw was tightened on the wire? Are you kidding me. You could watch it moving under the screw head.

Why did we cut the ground off?

Someone at Maytag needs their butt kicked for not checking this crap.
 

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Just followed up up with Maytag customer support chat to make them aware of the issue.
 
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For the DIYs who don't know can you point out all the issue with this video.
I'll start with the obvious ones.
1. NEVER cut off the ground wire.
2. The cable clamp should be clamping the sheathing not the wires after they come out of the sheathing.
 

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This is what I use exclusively for stripping #12 and #14 wire:



But only because I'm not adept enough at using these: :cool:

That is similar to what I use....

If you are having to rotate the strippers 2-3 times around the wire and then yank on it like your trying to open a Xmas present, I think you might be using the wrong strippers....kinda reminded me of the guy who kept getting zapped
 

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If you are having to rotate the strippers 2-3 times around the wire and then yank on it like your trying to open a Xmas present, I think you might be using the wrong strippers....kinda reminded me of the guy who kept getting zapped
Yeah, and it's dangerous. You're far more likely to get nicks in the wire doing it that way. And that's what causes heat and fires, probably at least as much as bad wire nut connections.
 

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They say to use a 3/4 connector and then install a 1/2"?

That screw was tightened on the wire? Are you kidding me. You could watch it moving under the screw head.

Why did we cut the ground off?

Someone at Maytag needs their butt kicked for not checking this crap.

It's tightened on the wire because it's a Romex connector... Makes total sense.
 

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For the DIYs who don't know can you point out all the issue with this video.
I'll start with the obvious ones.
1. NEVER cut off the ground wire.
2. The cable clamp should be clamping the sheathing not the wires after they come out of the sheathing.
For beginners:

3. Use the correct rated clamp for FMC/Greenfield, not NM clamp.

4. Directions say solid only, not stranded

5. Incorrectly torqued terminals

6. 4 wire connection was turned into a 3 wire.
 
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