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    Jul 24, 2007, 07:24 AM
    Changing 4 prong dryer plug to work with 3 prong outlet
    I have a dryer I haven't been able to use. I moved into an older house and bought a wall outlet to match the plug that's on the dryer. The problem is, any way I rewire the outlet with given wires it won't work.
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    Jul 24, 2007, 10:36 AM
    New construction and remodel is supposed to be 4 wire.
    Red and Black are hots, an go to hots on dryer. The difference between 3 and 4 wire is separating Neutral from Ground, White is Neutral(carries current) and green is ground(carries no current) Keeps Dryer from becoming live.
    To put back to 3 wire, you will have to replace the strap, which ties Neutral and ground to case.
    Can you Install 4 wire receptacle instead?

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