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    Default changing dryer cords

    Model - 110.67741600
    S - MU3533741

    I have changed several cords from 3 to 4. This dryer has the white in the middle as usual. There is no grnd strap, just a wire. This wire is pigtailed off the white wire which is going down somewhere else in the dryer. To put the 4 cord wire on, I just taped the pigtail off. Normally I would just fold the grnd strap or wire back on itself on the middle terminal. Not sure about this one. SWomething tells me I need to put the pigtail back on the middle where it was and then connect the green from the 4 prong to the case as I mormally would.


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    Last edited by Boman; 03-30-2016 at 05:50 PM.

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    Leaving the strap in doesn't hurt anything...

    changing dryer cords-ldr-cord-4-wire-jpg

    Something tells me I need to put the pigtail back on the middle where it was and then connect the green from the 4 prong to the case as I normally would.
    Try both and see what happens.

    jeff.
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    Sorry, I think I need to clarify. There is no grnd strap as in your picture. There was a 3 wire cord. There was a white wire attached to the bottom of the middle terminal along with the one at the top of the middle terminal. These were pigtailed together before going on down in the dryer to the motor I assume. I am changing from the 3 wire to a 4 wire. I'm thinking the bottom white wire was in the wrong position for a 3 wire and needs to go back to the middle terminal for a 4 wire cord.

    When there is a grn strap as in your picture, I always just double it back on itself like the picture when going from 3 wire to 4 wire.
    Thinking putting both ends of the white pigtail on the middle terminal is the same as doubling the grn strap back on itself on the middle terminal.
    Last edited by Boman; 03-31-2016 at 08:58 AM.

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    Thinking putting both ends of the white pigtail on the middle terminal is the same as doubling the grn strap back on itself on the middle terminal.
    Got it. Not sure what I was thinking. Think I am just used to going the opposite way with the grnd wires when changing cords. This one was wrong to start with, which I may have inadvertedly done myself.

    Been a little preoccupied lately.

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    Got it.
    Glad to hear that

    jeff.
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