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Retired Electrical Engineer.


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revised How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
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comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
See my edit quoting Wiki article.
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comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
As to your edit: To give advice to the OP to wire the dryer in this this way is irresponsible and dangerous! The only correct answer is to replace the receptacle with the correct four prong outlet!
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comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
@Tester101- I'm not saying it was not done years ago, I'm saying it is not done today. To give advice to the OP to wire the dryer in this this way is irresponsible and dangerous! The only correct answer is to replace the receptacle with the correct four prong outlet!
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comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
Can you post a picture of the plug and receptacle so we can answer this question without guessing?
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comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
Did you read the link? "This was a legal grounding method under the National Electrical Code for electric ranges and electric clothes dryers from the 1947 to the 1996" If I am to offer advice it won't be on how it was done wrong in the old days, but how to do it safely today. The practice of using the neutral as ground is no longer used, and that is why he has the correct four prong plug!
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answered How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
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comment Did the plumber hook up my water heater backwards?
Okay, I see your point. I was in a hurry... :)
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answered Did the plumber hook up my water heater backwards?
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comment Why exactly is WD-40 not a true lubricant?
+1 -Says it all.