My dryer blew up and there is no chance of repair — it was pretty old anyway. I found a used dryer and brought it home. Unfortunately, the cord don't match the receptacle. I Need to know if there are adapters for this or is there an easy DIY solution?

the plug and cord


You'll simply have to purchase a 4 prong dryer cord, which can be found at any local hardware store or big box store.

4 prong plug

Then follow the dryer manufacturers installation instructions for connecting a 4 prong plug.
Most dryers will be wired similarly to the one described in this answer, though it could vary a bit from manufacturer to manufacturer.

  • Ok.. I will have to try this! I cant afford an electrician so im hoping I can do this alone.. =) Thank You for your reply! Sep 24 '13 at 12:17
  • 1
    I've done this or the inverse several times - it's trivially easy. All you need is a screwdriver.
    – John
    Sep 24 '13 at 14:50
  • The original cable looks like NEMA 10-30, Outlet NEMA 14-30?
    – HerrBag
    Sep 24 '13 at 17:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.