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I have a whirlpool dryer that has a 4 prong plug on it. The new house i moved to has

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Old 04-05-2013, 12:21 PM
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I have a whirlpool dryer that has a 4 prong plug on it. The new house i moved to has a 3 prong recept. My dryer says it can be 3 or 4 but I have no manual with a diagram


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Old 04-06-2013, 03:44 AM
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Here is the install sheet
https://www.whirlpool.com/digitalass...0W10096987.pdf

The important part is that 4 prong has separate ground and Neutral wires.

On 3 prong they are one wire so the machine's frame must be connected to Neutral at the terminal strip.
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