220 Volt house wiring

Old 01-22-03, 01:26 PM
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220 Volt house wiring

Im attempting to install a plug on a 220v lie to be used for my new clothes dryer. I know the green wire is ground, the black wire is hot. Are the red & white wires interchangeable?

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Old 01-22-03, 03:09 PM
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No, absolutely not!

Are you using a four-hole receptacle? I hope so.

And if your dryer currently has a 3-prong plug, buy a new 4-prong cord and plug for it. When you put it on the dryer, remove the bonding strap (consult the dryer installation instructions).

The red and black are then interchangeable ("X" and "Y", both hot), the white ("W") is neutral and the green ground. Post back if you need more help figuring out where they connect.
Old 01-22-03, 05:07 PM
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The 220 volt line was hard wired into my old dryer. The new dryer comes with a 4 prong plug. I just need help in attaching a 4 wire receptacle to the 220v line I disconnected from the old dryer

Thank you for your prompt response

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