Nema 10-30


Old 12-15-05, 09:16 PM
Truck Monkey
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Red face Nema 10-30

Hi everybody, I have what is probably a dumb question...

I just moved into a new house that has a NEMA 14-30(grounded) receptacle for the dryer and my (approximately 4 year old) dryer has a NEMA 10-30(non-grounded) plug. My question is if I replace the receptacle with a 10-30 non grounded outlet will that be a problem? If not, what do I do with the unused ground copper wire? I also read somewhere in the posts that you can (possibly) replace the plug on the dryer. Is that a better option?

Thanks very much...

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Old 12-15-05, 09:25 PM
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You replace the dryer cord with a four wire cord that has the proper plug on the end. The dryer installation manual will tell you how to make this connection.

Old 12-16-05, 05:49 AM
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Thanks Jon, I'll give it a shot...

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