How do you install a 3 prong dryer cord on a Maytag dryer?
- Pull the dryer away from the wall, and unplug the existing power cord from the 220-volt outlet.
- Loosen the screws on the dryer's electrical cover on the back of the dryer, and remove the cover.
- Loosen and remove the screw connecting the green ground wire to the dryer cabinet with a Phillips screwdriver.
Also asked, can you put a 4 prong cord on a 3 prong dryer?
Answer: You don't. It is not possible to install a four prong outlet using only three wires either legally or safely. Put the three prong outlet back and install a new three-prong cord on the dryer.
Likewise, how do you replace a dryer power cord? How to Replace a Dryer Power Cord
- Unplug the dryer. Remove the cover over the wiring terminal block by undoing the cover screws.
- Slide the new cord into the dryer chassis through the strain relief clamp that held the old cord.
- Tighten the terminal nuts or screws.
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Accordingly, does a 3 prong dryer cord need a ground?
The old style of 3-prong dryer cords did not include a ground wire. Changes in the National Electrical Code now require dryers to be wired with a ground wire. When using an old 3-prong cord, the neutral wire had to be tied to the ground connection on the case of your dryer, which is metal.
How do you hook up a power cord to a dryer?
Connect the green cord wire to the ground screw. Connect the white cord wire to the center neutral terminal. If your dryer has a pre-attached white wire, both wires will be connected the neutral terminal. Connect the black cord wire to either the left or right terminal, next to the center neutral.