Wireing in a dryer


Old 04-19-05, 04:18 AM
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Wireing in a dryer

Ok I got the 8 gauge wire and the 30amp special outlet for the dryer, the breaker as well. Now I need to know which color of wire goes where on the panel and the outlet.
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Old 04-19-05, 04:21 AM
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We can't tell you which color goes where unless you tell us what color wires you have.
Old 04-19-05, 05:16 AM
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Oops! Black,Red,White. On the breaker I am sure you hook up the black and red while running the white to the common bar(right?) On the outlet do you put the black and red on either side and the white in the middle? It is a 3 prong outlet.
Old 04-19-05, 05:59 AM
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Ok this is one of those times when you happen onto the answer yourself! While surfing I found this link and it answers all my questions plus some!

Old 04-19-05, 06:19 AM
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It is against code to install a three wire dryer receptacle. Any new installation must be a four wire type.
Old 04-19-05, 06:37 AM
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yea that is what I read! I off to trade in my stuff for the right stuff!

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