How to change 3prong to 4 prong dryer cord How to wire a 3prong outlet where a 4 prong is currently?

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    In pretty much any dryer made in the last 30+ years, it is very easy to make the switch. Keep the 4-prong outlet as is, do not change it. Typically with the model # you can find directions, but basically: Take off back panel, unscrew old cord. Screw in new cord, including ground wire, remove wire connecting neutral and ground on the dryer, put back panel back on. – manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact Feb 1 at 0:50
  • What make and model is your dryer? – ThreePhaseEel Feb 1 at 1:05
  • "How to wire a 3prong outlet where a 4 prong is currently?" Don't. That's a code violation. Use a 4-prong cord, and change the wiring on the dryer to suit it (there are usually instructions on the dryer itself - if not, look up the manual for the dryer.) – Ecnerwal Feb 1 at 2:51
  • 3 wire 240v dryer or range receptacles are only legal where the existing circuit is missing the 4th (ground) wire. The existence of a 4 wire receptacle is evidence a ground exists, so you need to change the dryer to match the receptacle. The instructions for your brand of dryer can be found online to install a 4 wire cord. – NoSparksPlease Feb 1 at 3:29

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