Which is neurtal on an all grey 110 cord?

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Old 06-22-06, 12:04 PM
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Which is neurtal on an all grey 110 cord?

I have an all grey 1 piece power cord for a dishwasher. Neither the hot orneutral wires are marked by color. I know the center is the ground because it has the green casing around the wire. The only differentiation between the two options are one has raised ribs on the outter casing and the other is a smooth casing? Do the raised ribs indicate hot or neutral?

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Old 06-23-06, 10:03 AM
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Hello mitch161025,

The raised ribs are almost always neutral. I have never seen an exception, but I included the word "almost" just to cover the bases.

The widest of the two prongs on the plug is DEFINITELY neutral. If you have an ohmeter or continuity tester of some kind, you could verify that the ribbed wire is connect to it. Or...you can perhaps tell by looking at the plug/cord construction.
 
 

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