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Posted: 4/25/2014 3:23:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2014 4:32:16 PM EDT by scul]
So, I just bought a used dryer, but it had the wrong plug (3 wire vs 4 wire). I've replaced it with a 4 wire plug, but the grounding wire seems strange. I'm confident on the other 3 wires, but not the location of the ground connector. The other end of the green/yellow wire is connected inside the dryer.

Someone reassure me the dryer won't blow up when I plug it in, please?

What it came with:


Warning/Hookup instructions:


Replaced with cord rated for 5030Amps (L->R: Green Red White Black):
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:45:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2014 3:51:16 PM EDT by xanadu]
Where is the strain relief that goes on the wires inside the cabinet? It keeps the round hole at the bottom of your pic from cutting into the wires and electrocuting someone that touches the cabinet
Refer to your wiring diagram, but most dryers are wired L to R as BLK, WhT, Red - the ground is hooked up properly.

Now about the strain relief/wire protector?

Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:12:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2014 4:14:28 PM EDT by scul]
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Originally Posted By xanadu:
Where is the strain relief that goes on the wires inside the cabinet? It keeps the round hole at the bottom of your pic from cutting into the wires and electrocuting someone that touches the cabinet
Refer to your wiring diagram, but most dryers are wired L to R as BLK, WhT, Red - the ground is hooked up properly.

Now about the strain relief/wire protector?
http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/elect/appliances/range1/cord/elrgpc05a.jpg
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Thanks, strain relief is on there. Pic was taken before it was put on.

Does the order of Red/Black matter? The sticker just refers to "the remaining 2 wires to the remaining 2 terminals" for the Red and Black.

ETA: Don't have a wiring diagram that I can find, and no manual.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:16:51 PM EDT
There is not phase rotation in single phase. Good habit to wire blk to blk red to red but its not necessary for single phase.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:18:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2014 4:19:21 PM EDT by Greggo556]
nvm
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:19:20 PM EDT
Wiring looks good op btw
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:27:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2014 4:47:07 PM EDT by AU_DOT]
OP, just read you used a 50A whip. It needs to be a 30A whip
eta:meant whip not recep.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:33:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AU_DOT:
OP, just read you used a 50A recep. It needs to be a 30A recep.
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If the connector matches, what would be the problem?
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:33:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AU_DOT:
OP, just read you used a 50A recep. It needs to be a 30A recep.
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The cord was the only thing I replaced, and just double checked what I had, and its a 30A cord, not a 50A.

Plug on the wall is to a 30A circuit, also.

Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:40:35 PM EDT
A dryer only needs a 30A recep. 50A shit cost a little more usually. Also the blades on a 50A whip and recep are different than a 30A recep. and whip.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:42:35 PM EDT
Just read your last post. Sounds like you g2g.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:45:32 PM EDT
Are you in Clovis btw?
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:47:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AU_DOT:
Just read your last post. Sounds like you g2g.
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Thanks, just plugged it in, and it works just fine.
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