Wiring an Electric Dryer for a 3-Wire Cord
How should I wire the connectors for a dryer cord? Wiring a Dryer Cord: How the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.
Wiring a 3-Wire Dryer Cord
[ad#block] Electrical Question: How should I wire the connectors for a dryer cord?
- If I’m wiring an electric dryer with a 3-wire power cord with flange spade connectors do I have to do anything to the connectors like bend them or something when I’m screwing them in, or do I just leave the pronged part pointing outwards toward me?
Thanks, I’m confused!
This electrical question wiring came from: Megan, a Homeowner from Olympia, Washington.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Megan.
How to Wire a 3-Wire Dryer Cord
- Don’t be confused Megan, you should not have to bend anything, however depending on the dryer you have you may have to re-position the ground strap. Follow the links below for some photos that will assist you.
The Following will assist you with Wiring for a 3-Wire Dryer
Wiring a Dryer Cord
Wiring a Dryer
See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet. Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.
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