old dryer, new wiring

Old 11-18-07, 08:19 AM
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I'm installing an older clothes dryer (1997)in a newly wired addition with a code-required 4-wire(white, ground, black, red) dryer circuit. Can I put the white and ground together at the receptacle and then the white to the neutral bus at the panel?
Old 11-18-07, 08:34 AM
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The correct thing to do would be to change the dryer wiring and cord to a 4 wire connection. This would involve minimal expense and effort.

When replacing the cordset you would need to remove the bond strap between the neutral and ground. Only the ground wire would attach to the ground stud. The neutral would go to the center terminal of the wiring block.
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As pcboss said, change the dryer. Buy a new cord and plug and install it according to the manufacturers instructions for the dryer. If you no longer have those instructions (you should), contact the dryer manufacturer to obtain a copy.

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