Wiring a Clothes Dryer and Power Cord


3-Wire Configuration
If you have an older electric dryer with a three prong 220 volt plug you have 2 Options: Most electric dryers can be wired to work with either a 3-wire or 4-wire circuit.


4-Wire Configuration
All new installations require the 4-wire circuit which has a separate insulated neutral wire and the separate ground wire along with the 2-hot wires. In this case where the home is newer than the old electric dryer here's what you would have to do:



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