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    Clothes dryer electric cord

    Asked Jan 8, 2019, 07:57 PM 1 Answer
    Hi, I am puzzled!
    The Maytag dryer I just bought has a three wire connection plus the ground wire, four total. I have to buy a new cord to fit my wall outlet which also has a four wire connection BUT the ground connection is in the center of the outlet. I have not been able to find a cord to match the outlet but I am also told that I can just connect the three main wires from a three wire cord to the three main connections on the dryer and forget about the ground connection. This seems risky to me. I am incluuding pics of areas mentioned. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Jan 9, 2019, 09:40 AM
    https://www.homedepot.com/s/3%2520wi...520cord?NCNI-5

    And the instructions as follows. Basically it's the same as your 4 wire without the ground.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZcjafvhSSU

    $20 bucks and a screwdriver...easy peezy. Save your 4 prong wire just in case you move.
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