3 Prong Plug to 4 Wire Outlet

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    Tim S.

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    How can I hook up a 3 prong plug to a 4 wire outlet. The dryer has a ground strap which the old one didn't. The outlet has 4 wires which I can wire directly to the dryer (which is how the old dryer was wired), and skip the outlet and plug. How can I ground the wire to the dryer that has the ground strap? Any help would make my wife and life very happy. Thanks.
     
    Tim S., Sep 17, 2018
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    Don Farrell

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    Okay, this an easy answer. No you cannot modify the machine or the receptacle. You can however purchase a four wire cable and install it on the machine,
     
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    WyrTwister

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    Bingo , 100% correct .

    Wyr
    God bless
     
    WyrTwister, Nov 7, 2018
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