I have a LG dryer that I need to change the power cable from 4 wire to 3. The existing cable has an rubber strain relief around the cable. It does the job well as I cannot remove the cable. I would like to keep my 4 wire cable. Any ideas on how to remove the cable and the strain relief. Thank you in advance.

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    If dryer came with 4 wire cable, do not think you are allowed to change to 3 wire. Good chance that dryer will not work and be dangerous with just a 3 wire cable. If power outlet is 3 prong, then need to upgrade to 4 prong outlet and cable.
    – crip659
    May 15 at 17:04
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    Can you post photos of the inside of the outlet box in/on the wall please? I want to rule out the possibility that you should be changing the receptacle instead of the cord... May 15 at 18:21
  • it may not be possible to salvage both the strain relieif and the cable.
    – Jasen
    May 16 at 3:25
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    You would be better off converting the receptacle to 4-wire. Happens all the time where the wiring is 4-wire but they change the socket to 3-wire at the request of the homeowner. Or it may be metal conduit and ground via the conduit shell. Either of those will allow a 4-wire socket. Alternately, a #10 ground wire can be retrofit. Or, the 4-wire socket can be fit without a ground, by using a 2-pole GFCI receptacle. May 16 at 6:43

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