Rewireing Dryer with a 3 wire cord

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Rewireing Dryer with a 3 wire cord

I'm moving into an older house and the dryer outlet is only 3 wire. (I'm currently living an an Apartment and the dryer and Washer is mine, I had sears install it big mistake ) as they took the bonding jumper with them and kenmore wants $85 for one the dryer is over 12years old now. I know how to wire in a new cord but my question is can I go to Home Depot and pick up a short piece of 10 Guage wire to use as the bonding jumper? and if so what color?
 
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Old 04-27-08, 03:18 AM
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Absolutely.

As far as color...stick with either Green or bare copper.

You may even wish to get ring lugs for the ends.

Just for giggles....look right inside the wiring block hole . Install techs often "Duct taped" the jumper to the inside of the case..
 
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