Look in your owners manual or online at the manufacture s site for detailed directions on making the 3 wire to 4 wire cord change. How to convert a 3 wire to a 4 wire dryer new jersey if you have an older electric clothes dryer manufactured before 1996 it probably has a 3 wire cord fitted with a 3 prong plug.
An electrician will usually charge around 80 dollars to install a new power cord on your dryer.
3 wire to 4 wire dryer cord. Does green wire from 4 wire cord go under that screw with the green and yellow or 2. Three prong cords and 3 slot outlets were once the norm but since 2008 article 550 16 a 2 of the national electrical code nec has stipulated that connections for electric clothes dryers must be made with a 4 conductor cord and 3 pole 4 wire grounding type plugs or by type ac cable. Installing new 4 wire cord and getting conflicting opinions on what to do with existing green yellow wire that is attached to dryer frame under a green screw.
Professional installation does not usually include the cost of a new 4 prong dryer cord. The green wire needs to connect to the green wire from your cord and possibly the frame of the dryer. In an existing installation such as an older home built in the 1950s it is considered code compliant for the kitchen range or the clothes dryer to be installed using a 3 wire cord and plug.
Connect the white cord wire to the center neutral terminal. Moved dryer to new location. However in new construction the installation of kitchen ranges and clothes dryers requires a 4 wire cord and plug.
It has a 4 prong receptacle. If your dryer has a pre attached white wire both wires will be connected the neutral terminal. Newer dryers however have a 4 wire cord with a 4 prong plug.
The older 3p 3 wire dryer circuits are still legal and safe to use so there s no need to rewire your dryer branch circuit to install a new dryer that came equipped with a 4 wire appliance whip wire. A 4 prong 30amp 250v dryer power cord will usually cost around 15 to 25 dollars if you buy it yourself. Install the new 4 prong cord by inserting the loose wire end through the hole in the dryer s back panel and making the following connections.
Connect the green cord wire to the ground screw. Also need to know if. Waspt 10 30p to 14 30r dryer adapter cord heavy duty 4 prong to 3 prong stw 10 awg with additional green ground wire 30a 250v 1 5ft 5 0 out of 5 stars 7 29 99 29.
It s much easier and much less expensive to replace the 4 wire whip with a 3 wire whip.