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7 Popular House Electrical Panel Wiring Diagram Collections - I have a 220 volt 3 prong dryer that i now need to plug right into a 220 volt four prong receptacle. At the back there is a label declaring that the dryer is 'neutrally grounded' and that i note that the present three prong plug best hooks up to the two hots and a neutral within the again of the dryer. A inexperienced wire comes out of the dryer and is connected to the dryer housing at the lower back close to where the wire hook up is. My first query is how is that this equipment grounded now and how have to i hook up a brand new 4 prong plug (also how am i able to take a look at to make sure the gadget is stressed out/grounded efficaciously). Thanks,.
If you could flow an existing three prong dryer for your new preferred vicinity then you may use this three prong recetacle still as existing simplest if the cable is an se kind cable with a purple, black, and bare conductor. This bare conductor ought to wrap around the black and crimson wire as a protector within that se cable. When you have a cable that is romex however now not with the identification of being an se cable written at the facet of that cable, or the bare twine does now not wrap the black and crimson conductors, you then have to improve that department circuit to the brand new requirements using a 4 conductor cable and a 4 prong receptacle as discribed above at the start of this article.
If you are the usage of a three prong receptacle as existing then the pigtail should be a three prong pigtail with the two outside wires of that pigtail linked to the two outdoor screws of the connecting block found within the dryer. The middle conductor of the pigtail is hooked up to the center screw of that same connecting block within the dryer. There ought to also be a green jumper twine installed among the center connection on that connecting block inside the dryer and the metallic frame of the dryer on a inexperienced screw.