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Now to the Clothes Dryer...

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This dryer has a large four prong electrical plug. Two straight, one at the top is dome shaped, one at the bottom is L shaped. I cannot find a terminal box for it here in the Dominican Republic. I have tried to find a match on the internet and come up empty. I probably am not using the correct terminology in my search and therefore no results. Do you guys have a name for this type plug? Where can I get a wall terminal outlet for it? Can you tell me what each prong means. I take it the two straight up are the hot wires. What is the L and the Dome? Trying to figure out how I might wire this if I cannot find the outlet box.

Thanks.

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It is a Petra90-2024 4 wire dryer cord 30A. I found a matching cord. Now I need the wall outlet for it. Still searching the net. And the one prong is not domed shape...it is round.

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This is just a regular 4prong dryer cord, nothing uncommon here in the states, don't know what they have over there in DR.

You are correct, the two outside straight legs are the two hot circuits, (110Volts on each to make 220v), --- go to black an red.

The L shapped one is neutral -- goes to white

The dome shapped is as you said round, that is your earth ground to cabinet --- goes to grounding screw on cabinet.

The recepticle to match this is nothing special and would be available in just about any hardware store in the states, again in DR, don't know what they have.

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Some additional info on dryer cord and plug configurations here.

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Thank you. I will have to rework this. Add circuit breakers and outlet and change out the dryer cord.

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[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] wrote:

Some additional info on dryer cord and plug configurations here.

Oh Samurai San,

 

Both pictures of the terminal strip point to the left picture when clicked for an enlargement.

 

Neal

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Nay, nay, my dear apprentice.  The left thumbnail shot pernts to this picture while the right thumbnail pernts to this'n.  Study them carefully and thou shalt ascertain the difference betwixt them.  Ah shanti.

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Have replacement dryer, and old dryer 3-wire cord.  would you recommend

1) reusing this cable and 20 year-old receptacle, or

2) bringing receptacle up to current code with 4-prong connection and cable?

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If the dryer cord plug and the outlook look ok, just plug it in and happy drying..

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Further inspection of the circuit wiring reveals that the prior owner installed 10/2 with Ground, and used the uninsulated ground as (Hopefully!) Neutral conductor; :yikes: I'm not comfortable leaving things that way for the next fifteen - twenty years, so I'm going to bite the bullet and rewire everything then install a new four-prong outlet & cord... sigh

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safety first!!!

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Is good you checked this stuff.  Here in Texas the new electrical code on new construction or remodels states this new 4 prong do-jiggie plug and cord have to be installed on dryers and electric ranges, like the mobile homes have always had. 

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