Converting from 3 conductor to 4 conductor


Old 12-05-05, 02:00 PM
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Converting from 3 conductor to 4 conductor

We have a Maytag model LDE7500ACE dryer with a 3 conductor plug--wires are top--black and yellow, center white, and bottom light blue. We are in a new home with a 4 conductor outlet. The cord we got has red, black, white and green wires. We don't have the wiring diagram. How is this cord wired to make this change--or can you refer me to a site with a diagram?
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Old 12-05-05, 02:15 PM
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Go to your hardware store and buy a NEW four wire cord. The instructions with the cord and the dryer owner's manual will tell you how to connect up the new cord.
Old 12-05-05, 02:33 PM
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If you no longer have your dryer's installation instructions, you can usually find them on the web by searching for the model number on the manufacturer's web site. The instructions will show you where to connect the four wires from your new cord. In addition, you will need to remove or disconnect a bonding strap on your dryer (with the previous cord, the neutral and chassis were bonded, but with your new cord, you want them unbonded). The instructions will have specifics and pictures.
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