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Dryer Outlet 3prong to 4 with only 3 wires (beige, white, ground)

Dryer Outlet 3prong to 4 with only 3 wires (beige, white, ground)

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Old 04-21-12, 04:35 PM
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Dryer Outlet 3prong to 4 with only 3 wires (beige, white, ground)

Hello All,
So I just bought a house and bring in my dryer to find a 3 prong outlet for the 4 prong dryer plug. The old outlet is a 30A 125/250V outlet and the new one is the same. When I pull out the old outlet, I find a white wire, beige wire and the copper ground wire. The schematic for the new outlet has the x and y for the 125V feeds, then it has 2 ground spots... a sys ground and an equip ground.
Can I hook up the beige and white to x&y and then the ground to the sys ground? I am hoping i'm not going to hear that I have to rewire the darned thing.
Thank you for your help.
jef
 
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Old 04-21-12, 04:43 PM
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The dryer needs to be rewired for a three wire cord set according to manufacturers directions or the cable to the receptacle replaced with 10-3 NM-b (Romex).
 
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so rewire the dryer for a new cord OR replace the wire from the breaker box to the receptacle so can put in the 4prong? grrr... at least can rewire the dryer i guess. Thank you ray2047
 
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If you need help rewiring the dryer post back.
 
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