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Electrical Question From Sandi About Dryer Wiring

I would like to know if I have my dryer power cable installed correctly. I had to change from a 4 prong to a 3 prong. There is no bond strap installed.


Electrical Question about: Dryer Wiring

Received from Sandi a Homeowner in Ft Walton Beach, Florida

Question: I would like to know if I have my dryer power cable installed correctly. I had to change from a 4 prong to a 3 prong. There is no bond strap installed. (that’s what the manual called it) I didn’t install the 4 prong so do not know if there was one installed when it was purchased. I have wired it the same way it looks in the manual but need to know if I have to install a ground strap.

If I do, will a 12 gauge wire with round connectors work, connected to the center terminal and green ground screw?

Additional Comments: I don’t do electrical things much (why I’m in the boat I’m in!) but your site makes things very easy to understand. That is so important when someone like me is reading this type of information! Thank you!

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