Repairing a dryer 240v connections

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Old 02-12-15, 01:26 PM
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Repairing a dryer 240v connections

The dedicated outlet/socket rusted out on the dryer. SO I need to replace socket and the a new cable on the dryer. I don't see any label/color code on any of the the three wires?? nor do I see any indicators on the dryer terminal. SO I am assuming the center is the ground and the outer two can be swapped.
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Old 02-12-15, 02:05 PM
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If you are replacing the receptacle, you should find out why the old one rusted out and correct that problem, first. Then if you only have a 3 wire cable, aside from running a new 4 wire cable and 4 wire receptacle to bring it up to code, you are correct that the two outlying wires are the hots and the middle is the neutral, since you have electronics working on the dryer.
 
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Old 02-12-15, 08:43 PM
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SO I am assuming the center is the ground
NO! Like Chandler said, it's the neutral.
 
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Old 02-12-15, 09:05 PM
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Thanks Joe! meant neutral as opposed to ground!
 
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