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How to Correctly Wire a 4-Wire Cord in an Electric Dryer Terminal Block

dryer electric terminal block 4-wire wiring

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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

There's a lot of confusion out there on how to wire a 4-wire cord on an electric dryer.  If you search the web, you find all kinda crazy and just plain wrong junk out there.  Heck, it's a veritable dookie storm of wrong info!  "Come in," says the Samurai and he'll give you shelter from the storm.  In this amazing episode of Appliantology TV, Samurai Appliance Repair Man shows you the right way-- contrasted with the wrong way-- to wire a dryer terminal block for the 4-wire dryer cord.  
 
 
 
 


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:13 PM

also, if there is a brass or other metal "strap" connecting the center Neutral to the chassis / frame, remove it.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

also, if there is a brass or other metal "strap" connecting the center Neutral to the chassis / frame, remove it.



Excellent point, Brother Reginald! I should have mentioned that in the video. Thanks for bringing that out here.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:31 AM

And if you are going from a 4 prong to a 3 prong on a dryer or oven you must replace the strap or somehow connect the neutral to the body.

I wasn't aware of this until I took Basic electical class at ASTI. It was stated that if you work on an appliance and you see a strap with a 4 prong or don't see one with a three, you have an obligation to. correct it. Pretty strong language but I will. at least advise the customer and get him to sign off if not corrected. We all know the rule... last person who touches the appliance is likely to be held responsible for anything later found improper with it.

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