receptacle wiring question

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Old 06-15-07, 10:36 AM
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receptacle wiring question

I need to replace a 4-terminal 30a receptacle with a 3-terminal one. Can I do this? And, if so, what should I do with the ground wire?
 
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Do not replace the receptacle. Instead replace the cord on the dryer with a 4 prong cordset. Follow the dryer manufacturer's instructions for 4-wire installation which will require disconnecting the bonding strap inside the dryer.
 
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Old 06-15-07, 10:49 AM
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Actually, the receptacle is for a rotisserie oven whose cord I won't be able to replace. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 06-15-07, 11:14 AM
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If the device is to remain the same, then obtain or make the proper cord.

If you have a new device and it only needs three wires (ie it;s only 240 volts with no 120 volt component) then you would change the receptacle. However, it is the neutral you would not use, not the ground.
 
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Old 06-15-07, 11:54 AM
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I looked it up and it appears I'm changing out a NEMA 14-30R for a NEMA 10-30R. Does that make any more sense? Can I do it? The 10-30R requires two hots and a neutral, I thought, but no ground. Can I just cut the ground wire back or something? Attach it to the outlet box?
 
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Old 06-15-07, 11:56 AM
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No. A receptacle and a plug are very different.

Why don't you start at the beginning.
 
 

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