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Old 07-15-2018, 04:00 PM
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My current dryer stops working and I need to use an old dryer as a temporary replacement. Please help me to wire the 4 prong power cord to an older dryer which has only 3 prong. Picture is attached. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-16-2018, 07:25 AM
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White wire must go to neutral not with ground.
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This old post.Converting from a 3-prong cord to a 4-prong dryer cord
Model number would be good if you have it.

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Ok now I see you going from a 4 prong to a three.Best to know a model number for sure.I leave that other information there for future guest!
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ohm, I am going from 3 to 4 prong cord.

There are 2 white wires from inside the dryer, both connected to the neutral lug. Which one is the ground one?

The model number is MDE6657BYW.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:12 PM
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Under the neutral terminal there is What looks like a 5/16 screw that has a grounding strap on it and part of it is under the center neutral nut or nuts Remove That.Wire your 4 prong power cord up just like in the picture I posted EXCEPT that white wire.Only a green wire from the 4 wire dryer cord goes there. So Black is to the Left( L1 ) White from the 4 wire power cord to the CENTER and RED from the power cord on the right side of Neutral L2 and your done. Wiring diagram in parts breakdown below.
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Part number: Y312184

Part number: Y312184
This is the part you are removing from the center terminal block.
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Part number: WP33001244

Part number: WP33001244
Here is a video of the whole terminal block and a 4 wire hook up.Notice the part I posted is there put on the same neutral terminal so it could used to convert back to a 3 wire power cord or just remove it and keep it a safe place.
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Thank a lot, ohm. This video seems to show exactly the dryer I have. One curious question: the two white wires from inside the dryer, both are connected to the neutral jug. Are they both neutral or one is ground and one is neutral. If one is ground and one is neutral, then should the ground one connected to the green wire from the power cord?
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Both whites are neutral.Green wire from your 4 prong power cord is screwed to the frame of the dryer.
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